We are filling in forms to apply for grants, and somehow
we find ourselves arguing about whether we are members or
volunteers. To some of us, at least, we are undoubtedly members; we
are not volunteers to a cause. We don't think Christianity is a
cause, more a way of life that means we belong.
LET us begin with the limitations of language. Most application
processes do not have a word for the kind of members we are, who
give everything to God, "to love God and love ...
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