Rowan Williams: "It is more attractive to go in quest of the real Church than to seek for the pattern of Cross and Resurrection in the heart of where we happen to find ourselves. But Ramsey implicitly warns us that the quest can be a way back to the self-defining and self-protective religious institution that always distorts or stifles the gospel."
For L.S. Thornton, “what is given to us in the gospels is the revealed Word of God, whether verbally identical with Christ’s spoken word or not.”
“In the image of God, we the Church are given a share of Christ’s being-sent, as well as a share of that communion he has with the Father and the Spirit.”
Perhaps our vocation is to stay with and even die for the one we identify as a heretic in our midst.