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The work of the Holy Spirit is to make us whole, to make us the creatures we were meant to be before Adam and Eve turned away: people who live in harmony with God and one another.
We are a people who stand between two worlds. We are bound to this world and yet we have tasted the world to come. We live in this world but live by the values of the world to come.
If all we see in the church is some kind of religious Rotary club, then we will miss the truly profound thing about a Christian community. For at the center of this community is this book and this table and that font. And at the center of this book and this table and that font is Christ.