Are we all done bad-mouthing the church yet?
I know she isn’t perfect, but that’s the sort of pressure we put on her. If the church was a Christian’s spouse, she would’ve entered therapy and an abuse shelter a long time ago. There would be criminal charges and a talk show interview.
God still loves the church. She is God’s idea.
God still manifests His own perfection through imperfect people — and occasionally, we get it right.
It’s much more glorious when God is seen through such a mess. His strength is really made perfect in weakness. We hardly hear about this though because both Christians and the media circus won’t stop beating her up.