Saturday, January 20, 2007

Jan Karon, author of the Mitford novels said: “The church is the heart of the community. There’s where you go to find Jesus Christ in the flesh in other Christians, there’s where you realize that all Christians are not perfect, that all Christians have evil, wicked thoughts just like you have, and they’re flawed, they’re mortal. But you never say, ‘I don’t go to church because it’s full of hypocrites.’ You keep your eyes on Christ, and then you’re not so absorbed in the faults and mistakes of other Christians.”

The world still pines for the consolation of a Christian world-view. What remains to be seen is how many of us, are willing to do more than read about community life and work to make it happen.

After interviewing Jan Karon and talking about faith in action. Betty Carter said, “Maybe I’ll go home and make my neighbor a casserole or take the folks down the road some squash from my garden.”