I tend to agree with this point:
The church, some insist, is not some mere voluntary arrangement that we can abandon just because we do not happen to like some of the other people in the group. God calls us to the church, and that means that God requires that we hang in there with each other, even if that goes against our natural inclinations. I agree with that formulation.
It always amazes me that my tribe thinks they have the luxury of splitting over secondary issues. If we’re the church, what exactly do we think we’re splitting? Worth thinking about. (Found through Jordon from whom all good links flow)