Thursday, May 10, 2007


From THE IRRATIONAL SEASON, Madeleine L'Engle:

The Church is not immune from the bigger-is-better heresy. One woman told of going to a meeting where only a handful of people turned out, and these faithful few were scolded by the visiting preacher for the sparseness of the congregation. And she said indignantly, “Our Lord said feed my sheep, not count them!” I often feel that I’m being counted, rather than fed, and so I am hungry.

Just repeating her thoughts,


1 comment:

Linds said...

Thanks for posting this, Sean. We're attending a teeny Anglican church in Palo Alto that's just getting off the ground (it opened its doors two years ago), and I'm trying to build a Sunday school program, which is hard without any kids! But now, when only one shows up, I'll have the right perspective. Thanks.