I've just read the following line on Backyard Believer:
"It also gives me some sense of focus when it comes to who I seek to work
with. I don’t think time spent with the resistant and difficult is ever
time well invested."
You should probably read the rest of the article that it came from too.
I keep asking myself "how should we be doing church together in a way that is meaningful, builds people up, helps them draw near to God, helps them want to submit their lives to Jesus?". My frustration partly comes from being a charismatic in an un-charismatic church, not that I'm desperately wanting people to be singing in tongues all the time, but that I want to see the power of God at work overtly and indisputably in the church, and instead it's always just the 'small' things, almost tucked out of sight.
Where is God at work among us? Good, and complex, question.