Sunday, March 15, 2009

Don't knock the old church buildings but look for God in the gutter too.

A post I left on a discussion on another site:

..remember that the the early house-churches of the pre-Constantine era often gathered in the opulent villas of wealthy Roman citizens - I have no problem with the continued use of magnificent and beautiful buildings that speak of man's need to express his understanding and need of a transcendent God. But God must be encountered in the gutter as well as in the Gothic, in the sinner as well as in the Sanctuary, in the broken as well as in the Beautiful.

As Aquinas would say: we should look at every person, not as we find them , but as the person the creator has given them the potential to be.

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