A few days ago, I took part in a silly Facebook discussion about, among other things, the proper position of the altar in churches. That’s not so interesting, though it was great fun. What struck me was a side comment made by someone about how all of this didn’t matter too much, since the church was meant to be outside, serving the needs of the world.
I’ve heard plenty of people say this, and I never could quite figure out my discomfort.
Tomorrow is the two-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in
Haiti. In today’s 24-hour news cycle driven world, two years ago is
practically medieval. While most of us sail along merrily, as if nothing
ever happened, Haiti continues to be a humanitarian disaster.