As for the church...I have seen satin occupy the building thus displacing the words spoken. Actions speak louder then words. I forget who said it but I try to live by, to thine own self be true. Basically knowing when I've done right and owning when I've done wrong and realizing that I have to be the change that I want to see, and understanding that I cannot change others only myself and my actions...
In neither recollection of the time spent in "church fellowship" was love, grace, forgiveness, discipleship ever mentioned.
I want to be the change I want to see. I want to be known as a Jesus follower. I want Honest love.
But if you had known what this means, "I desire compassion, and not sacrifice," you would not have condemned the innocent.
~ Matthew 12:7