Churches are rarely communities.
More often they are social machines that run smoothly for a while, break down,
then are fixed so they run smoothly again or noisily chug along as best they can...
The path of the Spirit is so very different.
It's narrower, steeper, and straighter than any other.
It's a path travelled only by worshippers who celebrate their dependence on God and each other
by turning their chairs toward a small community of friends and sticking with them,
and who find the power of God's Spirit to make that community work.