If we come to a church right, we come to it more fully and nakedly ourselves, come with more of our humanness showing, than we are apt to come to most places.
Like Moses we come here as we are, and like him we come as strangers and
exiles in our way because wherever it is that we truly belong, whatever
it is that is truly home for us, we know in our hearts that we have
somehow lost it and gotten lost.
Something is missing from our lives
that we cannot even name - something we know best from the empty place
inside us all where it belongs. We come here to find what we have lost.
We come here to acknowledge that in terms of the best we could be, we are
lost and that we are helpless to save ourselves. We come here to
confess our sins.