Re-reading the Universal Christ (Richard Rohr) this a.m. and the attached paragraph caused me to ache at the thought of the scores of people, who have never fully been afforded opportunity to feel a part of something larger than themselves and the needs of their immediate family.
Working to put food on the table is the main priority, and when finally in a corporate setting, such as the church, the focus is too often about dealing with their own personal shortcomings. Life is larger than that!
A meaningful board experience or municipal role is a tangible way to gain personal insight to the greater whole. His point is the Oneness, the felt communion within the Body of Christ...true community...my point is that life is much larger than your church alone.
Not to discount church, but so much can be learned about spirituality by simple selfless service within your community.