LONGING FOR MORE
As a church we are defined not by what we are but by what we long for. People at Grace are bound together by our common longing for more grace, more depth, and more community. These longings flow from the fact that we are exiles in this life. As J. R. R. Tolkein wrote:
The Apostle Peter addressed the first Christians as "chosen exiles" (1 Peter 1.1). As exiles, we are not at home in the fallen world. We have a keen sense that things are not as they ought to be. Rather than accepting the injustice, the brokenness, the evil, we long to see the world -- and the people in it -- restored. And we see glimpses of the restoration to come in the work of the Spirit today.
At Grace we don't claim to have all the answers. We are seeking. And in the depths of Scripture, in the rich tradition of God's self-revelation in the church, we are finding what we long for.