churchIt bothers me when Christians say, ‘The church has failed us’, as if it is the board of directors at the Southern Baptist Convention, the Vatican—or whomever—is responsible for failing to make the church into what the church ought to be. ‘’Church’ might be a denomination, a building, or an organized group of believers, but THE Church consists of followers of Jesus Christ who have been saved by grace through faith in him—the ‘body of Christ’. Instead of pointing fingers and saying the ‘church’ has failed at this or that, we might want to pause and take a hard look at ourselves first. Is the church failing us or are we failing the church?G.S. West