Sometimes I think Christian community should be more like a boat.
You get on a boat because of where it is going. But it takes a while. And you don’t get to choose who else gets on the boat. And, to get the boat to where you want it, you have to row, or steer, or make the sails do what they are supposed to, or cook, or clean, or be the medical officer. Working together as a big ole team, towards a shared goal. In these kinds of adventures, people get close, in the best of light people learn from each other and help each other and are victorious together.