We are a mixed bunch..
Some of us are conservative by nature. We don't much like change. We like to know where we are in life. We like things to be predictable, we like routine.
Some of use are dreamers and visionaries. We look to the future not the past.
Some us are innovators, always seeing a better way of doing things.We are the revolutionaries,the reformers.
Some of us a doers. we are the practical ones. We are the workers ,the givers ,the carers. We like to know what to do and then we get on with it
Some of us are adventurers, we are the creative souls. We function best when we cast loose from the moorings, try new things, and have new experiences.
We need each other, we were made for each other. We don't always feel comfortable with each other. Sometimes we can rub each other up the wrong way. But we are at our best when we work together, and even more we are called to love each other. And when we do wonderful things happen.
We've got different tastes in music, recreation. We speak with different accents. We hold different political views. We were brought up differently. We have different ways of talking about God. We have different ideas and preferences about how we worship and pray.
But we sing together , we play together, we chat together about our views and experiences. We share our experiences of God We pray and worship together.
We are the Church.
"Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body" The Apostle Paul.