I see Churches build buildings.
The rich Churches.
The poor Churches.
The traditional Churches.
The pentecostal & charismatic & free Churches.
Investing massive resources in the erection of a building, which is locked most of the time.
Except on Sundays.
And perhaps a small space where the offices reside, to efficiently keep record of membership & funds.
I would be impressesd if Churches built schools.
Better yet, if they created community centres, where the illiterate could learn, the hungry could eat, the sick could heal & the lonely could find connection.
The big auditorium, with the sound & light, the dedicated space – it tells me a story of exclusivity, or exclusion.
And of ego.