I spent all day thinking about the following quotes today, applying it to church:
"There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile." (Gladiator movie)
"Is Rome worth one good man's life? We believed it once. Make us believe it again." (Gladiator movie)
Someone made me think about them. You know, I've been in this emergent, familiar, simple, communal, missional, apostolical, whatever church thing for the past 4 years. But until today, it's still a dream to come true. A dream I still need to fully comprehend. A dream for which I still pay dearly every day I live. I refuse to give up on this dream, it's too important.