Church for Groucho Marx: A Quest
It could have been any day, I do not remember exactly, but the conversation was not new in its content. I was visiting with a person about the value of participating in the life of a church. Various reasons were given for not doing so: lightning might strike, the walls might fall in, too many hypocrites (“I know what they’re like when they’re not at church.”), etc.
I quoted Jesus’ response to the Pharisees and legal experts who complained about his eating and drinking with sinners and tax collectors: “Healthy people don’t need a doctor, but sick people do. I didn’...
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