Over the course of my life I have been booted out of a variety of clubs..oh…I mean communities of faith. Always for taking a stand on some issue, always with the subsequent silence and loss.
Financial accountability. Child safety. Confronting greed, lust or both–there are all kinds of ways to trudge down the “narrow road” in christianity.
Which is sometimes confusing and disorienting but never totally forsaken.
Jesus is there, saying what he says to all of us–I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
We will never get that kind of promise from anyone else. We humans are nothing if not forsakers. We bolt at a pin drop.
Not him. Jesus stays with us.
And always he says the same thing. “You are in good company, darling…always.”