I was chatting with a friend who is disenfranchised with church. He doesn’t think it’s authentic. Here’s what he said:
“the most spiritual experience i’ve had in the past two years was an AA group I had to go to for med school preceptorship…
here is a group of people who are completely humble and ashamed of themselves yet so non-condescending and ultimately supportive of each other….really a reflection of what the church experience should be
it should be real, nasty, honest, uncomfortable, unpolished”
Well said! Isn’t that what church should be? A group of drunks trying to find a better life?