I'm incredibly moved by "The Church." You cannot remove it from our culture or human functioning. It's a fundamental. It's a constant. We need it and it needs us. It's gnarly (difficult, dangerous, or challenging) (very good) ... both meanings.
CS Lewis said,
"I disliked very much their hymns, which I considered to be fifth-rate poems set to sixth-rate music. But as I went on I saw the great merit of it. I came up against different people of quite different outlooks and different education, and then gradually my conceit just began peeling off. I realized that the hymns (which were just sixth-rate music) were, nevertheless, being sung with devotion and benefit by an old saint in elastic-side boots in the opposite pew, and then you realize that you aren’t fit to clean those boots. It gets you out of your solitary conceit"
I'm entirely unapologetic about my support of The Church. If you're an artist, a business man, a bleeding heart, a lunch-box hero, an angsty teen or Man of Thought ... it's important to come, serve, give and sing together. Because the song isn't complete without you.