When you read Matthew 18:20 - "For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am with them" - how does it sound to you?
Do you hear something like this:
For even where merely two or three are gathered in my name, there I am with them?
Does that sound like the voice of Jesus coming through? Or is it more like the voice of our culture which, even though it it profoundly individualistic, still lives by the more is better, bigger is better value system?
How deeply has this taken root in the way we envision our faith communities? It's pretty common to find that the Kingdom logic runs the opposite direction from "worldly wisdom." Have we missed the boat and are we doing church upside down (or "backwards" as I argued in my napkin diagram here?)
Sure looks like it to me.
For more reflection on "two or three" in the Bible, take a look at this post from my friends over at Church Multiplication Resources.