Churches can easily become competitive places. People jockeying to be noticed, treated by others as the significant ones.
Or you get a two-tier system. There are the keen members, the spiritual ones. And then there’s everybody else, who feel less part of things.
Competitive. Elitism. We get enough of those two attitudes in the wider world. We don’t need it here as well. And yet it so easily happens.
This morning, we continue our journey through 1 Corinthians. The second half of this letter tackles some issues in a letter they’d sent to the apostle Paul.