To worship God is to be a lamp stand, shining His glory back out in all that you do. We as the body of Christ are just as saved, restored and loved whether we sit in a church building or stand in an open field. Together or separate we belong to Christ.
As I lay voluntarily under the knife to have all things removed I trusted completely in you Lord. You removed the wrinkles. You removed the cancerous parts. You extracted the rot, mined the ego with pick and tongs, and excavated my selfish heart.
We covet pride, ego and self-interests above what is Holy and well for the church body. We take a stand for our purposes, what we demand as our rights, our requirements; leaving the core essence of the church mission in the dust.