“…the sacrificial spirit of the early church…”

But the judgment of God is upon the church as never before. If today’s church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century. Every day I meet young people whose disappointment with the church has turned into outright disgust.

-Rev. Martin Luther King, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

Author: David Swanson

Pastor of New Community Covenant Church in Bronzeville. Collecting signs of life.

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