Quote of the Day

The work of Jesus was not a new set of ideals or principles for reforming or even revolutionizing society, but the establishment of a new community, a people that embodied forgiveness, sharing and self-sacrificing love in its rituals and discipline.  In that sense, the visible church  . . .  was not the bearer of Christ’s message; it was itself to be the message.

– Stanley Hauerwas (via Tim Keel, Intuitive Leadership.  156)

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