People Sometimes Say…

that the Church is full of hypocrites. To which I often reply, “If you were to join it would there be one more or one less?” In the the Orthodox understanding the idea that you’re not always what you’d like to be, not always living the ideals of your Faith, and even struggling, sometimes often, to just make it through the day in some kind of Christian manner is precisely WHY you are part of the Church. The Church is the place where we continue on the path of leaving our hypocrisy behind, a little at a time if need be, and find the wholeness, clarity, and integration of our lives by following and growing in Christ.

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