Jesus said he'd build his church then this happened
"Jesus Builds His Church" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward
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Actually, it's highly disputed whether Jesus even said this.
But we get the point of the cartoon. Certainly Jesus would have imagined a different quality of community than it often is. However, at the same time, I think Jesus would have had a realistic perception of people.
He would have known what we are capable of... profound disfunction as well as profound expressions of love.
I have no problem knowing that this vast diversity of humanity is all subsumed under a deeper, imperceptible unity.
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