Do you think that Jesus cares what congregation list your name appears on?
It “broke your heart” to see the membership list divided by congregational attendance – Do you think His heart breaks about that? And not about the materially and spiritually poor outside our very church doors?
Will He ask us on judgement day if we were sure to keep our membership list merged as one, and not if we gave Him food when He was hungry, clothes when He was naked, or visited Him when sick and in prison?
Dear church: remember what is important. Remember what breaks Jesus’ heart, and let those things be what break yours instead. Remember the mission He left us, to go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe all that He commanded us.
When we make trivialities more important than Jesus and His mission, we break His heart.