resonates with the laughter of Jesus

‘We dream of a church that empowers rather than disempowers, that allows young people to share their views, that really listens to them and gives them a voice, we dream of leadership that is participative and collaborative. We dream of church that supports absurd causes, fights unwinnable battles, prays impossible prayers; a church that resonantes with the laughter of Jesus we see in the gospels – the Jesus who swings children above his head, tickles them and plays games with them during the service, the Jesus who upsets the religious, surprises the respectable, welcomes the sinner and the sinned-against.’
Youth Work After Christendom p159, Nigel and Jo Pimlott