Quote for Reflection (Sunday, November 3, 2019)

“In our era many believe you can be a Christian without the Church, and perhaps you can be a better Christian without the hypocritical complications of church life. But the saints urge us to be in the church, engaged with other Christians in prayer, worship, and service. The church has a book, a set of prayers and practices, and its saints; it is our privilege to be shaped by its treasury. The church is a place where we can stand. The church supports us, ennobles, and encourages us.”

(James C. Howell, Upper Room Daily Reflections, 2016)