I’ve long appreciated the insights of Rev. Dan Dick. He has a heart-breaking and heart-warming account of day six of General Conference. He ends with the following two sentences:
There is a wisdom in group process — therefore, there is a wisdom in “church.” When we gather as baptized community and are open to the Holy Spirit, some pretty amazing things happen. — Dan Dick.
The above insight is true not only of what can happen at General Conference, but of what can happen in local churches. I’ve seen it before here in Abilene First UMC and, by the grace of God, I trust I will see it again.