THE CHURCH

What is the Church?
Red stones made from the bodies of roadkilled red efts.

How is the Church described in the Bible?
As a little bachelorette in a red boa with a banana saying “This is like, totally embarrassing.”

How is the Church described in the Creeds?
The Rock of Salvation Refuge Temple Apostolic Church.

Why is the Church described as one?
Because it is a chorus of small children in their Sunday Best earnestly singing a Hungarian folksong to an audience of uncles, grandmothers, symphony orchestra clarinetists, and working cowgirls from Montana.

Why is the Church described as holy?
Because of an early cold morning Christmassy feeling, coziness of house and the warmth of candle and coffee.

Why is the Church described as catholic?
Because it proclaims gullies made by glacial water, a cluster of hickory nuts, like jingle bells.

Why is the Church described as apostolic?
Because it is like ducks brooding the eggs of swans.  Because the silver apples of the moon are real.

What is the mission of the Church?
To wriggle out of their grasp, to give the handkerchief away, to drop the bracelet in a pond.

How does the church pursue its mission?
Like a poet on hold.

Through whom does the church carry out its mission?
Through a woman in a cave, with fire and food.  Through bears.

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