I try every day to read the fine Stillspeaking Devotionals that come out of the United Church of Christ on their website. A recent one by Kenneth Samuel caught my eye. Although he is writing more about personal life, his thoughts pretty well sum up the thesis of my study regarding the Church, which is this:
In order for the church to move forward in new ways for a new time in history, we must have the courage to break down old forms that are no longer working. It’s hard to say that outloud, since we love our old forms so much, but Ecclesiastes was right: there is a time for breaking down and a time for building up.