I love parks in cities. They are a stark contrast to the rest of a city – so peaceful, calm, colorful. People actually feel relaxed and at ease. It’s like they are a haven of safety and calmness in the midst of the chaos of a city.
And like a park, church is there to give us a chance to re-charge and go back into the world of the chaos. Only we can face the chaos because we have been touched by God’s goodness and love – ready to go back into the insanity to share that love and goodness with others who either don’t know about God or think they don’t have access to God.