There is so much more to Christianity than sin.
Surely, the veteran mountain guide has more to show the curious than the rookie? The Church is the usher who shows us to our seats so God can put on the show. God, not the Church, is the star of the show. However, many of the seats for the show are still empty and the curtain is about to rise. Therefore, it is time for the Church to fill the vacancies . It is time for the ushers to ush. Pack the house. Let them enter through the doors and through the rafters ! Let there be standing room only! Lights, camera, action! Standy! Watch the curtain rise!
As we explore the mountain of God, God fans into flames the pilot light of curiousity he lit in us at baptism - into a raging and blazing and amazing bonfire of unbridled curiosity .
Beware the mountain guide who thinks he is the mountain. Beware the lightning bug who, in the words of Mark Twain, thinks it is the lightning. Run from the impostors who do not bear the bloody wounds of the Son of God. Run.