?Churches are not the kingdom of God, but are primary and inevitable expressions, outposts and instrumentalities of the presence of the kingdom among us. They are societies of Jesus, springing up in Jerusalem, in Judea, in Samaria, and to the furthest points of the earth (Acts 1:8), as the reality of Christ is brought to bear on ordinary human life.? (Dallas Willard – Renovation of the Heart, p. 16)
One question: Are we? (okay two questions) Or are we (me included) spending so much time with ourselves that we forget be these outposts of the kingdom?