I want to have a church filled with sinners. There are plenty of churches filled with saints, but that’s not what I believe we’re called to look like. Jesus’ church is not meant to be a country club of righteous people who pat each other on the back, but a gathering of thirsty, weary souls, yearning for Living Water. It’s a community of broken people who want to be better, who work and strive toward sanctification, righteousness and Godliness, but who in the end, love one another. And most importantly, they receive God’s love when they mess up.
Imperfect people make a perfectly imperfect Church, and that’s how God designed it. He loves us just as we are, not as we should be, and that’s what we should live out in our places of worship!