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A Series On the Perception of the Church: Size Doesn't Matter (Part IV)

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Many are concerned with a church’s size; however, the more critical factor is its mobility. A church’s ability to move quickly in a difficult situation or to come together swiftly for a function is a significant indication that the church has energy. This life of a church doesn’t come from an empty source but rather from the Holy Spirit, who gives life to the members of the church and brings them all together as one living body. Without a doubt, the church is a living being. In her dwells the fullness of God, as St. Paul says, “that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Eph. 3:19).

In death, sickness, marriage, and other myriad life situations, when small groups of church members or the church at large come together quickly, it is evidence that the church has life and has it abundantly. When a congregation, large or small, moves together rapidly, it is a sign that the church is filled with life. When words of comfort and consolation are uttered from a compassionate heart, i…