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Gathering together in Church without boundaries
No one is ever on the outside of Church—of the healing, comforting presence of God.
First appeared as a Web Original on October 22, 2020
Whether we realize it or not, Church is healing us. More than a building or a body of persons, the idea of true Church is founded in God’s goodness and transforming love, and it is all-inclusive, embracing everyone everywhere.
Consider how the world’s people have a vast number of individual faces. Church can also have many “faces” and manifestations. A church certainly can be a group of committed individuals with a common love of God who enjoy meeting in person to share their spiritual growth, explore divine inspiration, and support one another. Jesus described such a church in this way: “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20 ).
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January 25–31, 2021
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