Always Open

It’s important to remember:
church doesn’t close. Ever.

We may need to temporarily stop our face-to-face, full-on-peace-passing, communion-by-intinction,
and offering-of-the-plates,
but the church –
the body of Christ –
is a 24/7/365 reality.

It’s lived, around the world,
and in our homes;
it acts, when our hearts reach out;
it keeps going,
wherever there is one disciple of Jesus,
or two, or three –
living the Way we’ve been taught.

And, with Paul, I’d like to remind you
there is nothing –
there is NOTHING –
not a single thing –
not in the sky above, or the earth below,
not powers, nor principalities,
not things seen, or unseen –
nothing in all creation
that can separate that creation
from God’s love in Christ.

We are the church.
Always.
And all ways.

Richard Bott is Moderator of the United Church of Canada. He recently joined with us in a welcome of Toronto Urban Native Ministry to our Spiritual Campus in the heart of Toronto.

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