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by: Elizabeth Krolak

09/29/2020

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“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:19)

How God creates Church:

God puts two or three messed-up people

In the same place and the same time,

And gives them the deep, deep longing to be with one with God

Together

Somehow.

There is so much joy, and yet—

God does not make it completely clear

How this church of two or three,

In this time

and this place

 Is to happen.

They make mistakes.

It gets messy.

Some get hurt,

Some don’t understand,

Some can’t bring themselves to receive

The love that is already given them.

Grief

Arrives with the holy longing—

It lands confused

And lonely in their hearts.

And then

In the middle of it all, God opens those hurting hearts.

Jesus is there,

Loving the hurting ones into loving

Those other messed-up people around them,

And that is church,

Created by God,

And it is good.

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“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:19)

How God creates Church:

God puts two or three messed-up people

In the same place and the same time,

And gives them the deep, deep longing to be with one with God

Together

Somehow.

There is so much joy, and yet—

God does not make it completely clear

How this church of two or three,

In this time

and this place

 Is to happen.

They make mistakes.

It gets messy.

Some get hurt,

Some don’t understand,

Some can’t bring themselves to receive

The love that is already given them.

Grief

Arrives with the holy longing—

It lands confused

And lonely in their hearts.

And then

In the middle of it all, God opens those hurting hearts.

Jesus is there,

Loving the hurting ones into loving

Those other messed-up people around them,

And that is church,

Created by God,

And it is good.

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