It’s easy to go to church and keep your distance. Facing forward in the pews, you are free to engage with as little or as much of what is going on as you would like. If you have honest questions, doubts, or brokenness, you may not be encouraged to express them. If you choose to bare your soul, you do it silently, privately, to God. I, too, have not allowed myself to be helped, or to be needy. Now that what I have is brokenness, now that I need the Healer, I am afraid to be vulnerable, afraid to ask for what I need.

It was in this state that I found the human church I had been missing.