“When we meet together, everything we do has the purpose of pointing to Jesus in the loving service of others, because everything we do is shaped by who we were and who we now are in Christ as part of his body. There are no self-serve checkouts at church. We aren’t here for our shopping list, we’re here to serve everyone else. Since we are members of one body, we show devotion to one another. We love sincerely. We honour one another. We belong to everyone else.
I struggle to be thoughtful; self-serve is easier. But if we’re to truly live as the recognizable body of Jesus, then that’s got to start with remembering that we’re a body who lovingly serves each other, especially when we gather.”