Kingdom or Castles
Castle builders do their best to protect themselves or their institution. They build moats and walls and defenses. They have gatekeepers designed to keep people both IN and OUT. They are suspicious of others in the spiritual battle, not wanting anyone else to farm for fruit in their fields even though they have stopped reaping long ago. They jealousy hold on to, and sometimes control, their people. So much effort is put into perpetuating the castle that so so many people die without Christ in the shadow of their walls.
It was never about us and it never will be. It's about His Kingdom and His glory. We been challenged by Christ to "Seek first His Kingdom..." Let's do that and link arms with anyone else who calls Jesus Lord and change this world.