Romano Guardini said the Church is the Cross on which Christ was crucified; once could not separate Christ from His Cross, and one must live in a state of permanent dissatisfaction with the Church.
Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness, 150.
This came up in a conversation with Cabe today and I think it hits on one of the reasons why some of us can never give up the Church. And what we want and try so desperately to see is something that Ephraim Radner points out in hope, “Come and see the Body of our Lord. That’s what Christian ought be saying with respect to their churches. Come and see, but recognize in the body that is our Church the form of Jesus not something else…the Church looks like Jesus.”