One does not have to experience “Church Land” very long to know that there is “one of every kind” trying to meet the needs of some particular group. In the process of creating all these different and divergent groups, we find that most were created out of dissention and disagreement… meaning someone thought they were right and that someone else was wrong. That is why there are approximately fifty thousand different groups that call themselves “Christian” in some way or the other. I think this has happened because it is so difficult for us to agree to disagree.
Frederick Buechner has written, “When Jesus took the bread and said, “This is my body which is broken for you,” it’s hard to believe that even in his wildest dreams he foresaw the tragic and ludicrous brokenness of the church as his body. There’s no reason why everyone should be Christian in the same way and every reason to leave room for differences, but if all the competing factions of Christendom were to give as much of themselves to the high calling and holy hope that unite them as they do now to the relative inconsequentialities that divide them, the church would look more like the Kingdom of God for a change and less like an ungodly mess.”
And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” Jesus