Thursday, March 29, 2007

Quote for the Day

When we say, "I love Jesus, but I hate the Church," we end up losing not only the Church but Jesus too. The challenge is to forgive the Church. This challenge is especially great because the Church never asks us for forgiveness."

Henri Nouwen
Bread for the Journey

Quoted from "They Like Jesus but Not the Church" by Dan Kimball (p. 246)


rubyslipperlady said...

Too, too true.

If we can't practice the love, forgiveness and grace of Jesus with and within the church, where can we practice it?

Stephen Baker said...

Very good! I agree. I don't always practice this but it's a great quote!