I was having a clear out and tidy up this morning and came across this poem amongst a pile of papers.
I offer it as is without comment:
What is a Church?
The Church is never a place
but always a people.
Never a fold but always a flock
Never a sacred building
but always a believing assembly.
The Church is you who pray
not where you pray.
A structure of brick or marble
is no more a Church
than your clothes or serge and satin
can be you.
There is in this world nothing sacred
but woman and man.
No sanctuary of God
but the heart..
“For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body” 1 Corinthians 12:13 New International Version