Roads and churches…


Motorway Church…

You bludgeon your way through the world simple, direct, no room for u-turns or dead-ends no patience for roundabouts and no intention of giving way. speed is the thing quickest way to get from A to B a three-lane superhighway to salvation you don’t go where people live there are other roads that lead to front doors what’s behind them is not your concern service-station community – fast food, move on quick nobody lingers here there are no lifers they’ve all passed through and moved on and others have taken their places you’re not the church for me…

A-road Church

You’re not that direct your path has been disrupted and moved and changed you have allowed diversions yet you plunge yourself right into the heart of town you don’t shirk the messiness of it all it’s not simple you are a mess of roundabouts and merging lanes a complex web of one-way, flyover and dual carriageway you throw yourself into the mix of a busy city and you are changed by it – you merge and you split you have an option to avoid low bridges sensitive to the needs of those who travel with you you’re my kind of church…

B-road church

you wind and meander avoiding things that no longer exist serving communities that long since moved on archaic vestiges of a time that is long gone cattle grids, fords you hedge me in I cannot see from side to side you wind and twist – I cannot see ahead or behind you were once a superhighway you were once the road everyone travelled don’t pretend you were always supposed to be this slow and backward don’t make a virtue of getting left behind you were once cutting edge the fastest way from A to B nobody lives like this anymore you serve a community long since gone you’re not the church for me…

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