Il Mare is maybe my favorite movie I’ve seen that makes zero sense. It goes without saying that it’s Korean. I can’t believe they’re remaking it with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. Bleah.
You know a balance I’ve never quite figured out. I strongly believe that people are better off in church rather than out of it. Doesn’t matter who you are, what kind of things you’ve been doing, if you’re a liar, a thief, a criminal or whatever, I would rather people be in church than out of it. So I think the church needs to be a place where all people, no matter what they’re like, feel welcome. My dad is big on the idea that the church is a hospital. It’s not for well people. It’s for sick people. So it needs to be a place where sick people feel welcome. Not a place where you have to be well before you can come.
The thing is, you don’t want church to be a place where people just do whatever they want either. They need to be challenged out of sin, else church looks no different from the world and loses its attraction. What’s so great about church if the people there are no different from the world? What kind of salt and light is that?
So the people of God should be different from the world behavior wise, and we should challenge each other to do that. But the church should be a place where any type of person feels welcome. I guess just for me, I’ve never figured out that balance, between accepting and challenging. I know it’s there. I just haven’t grasped it.