You know those naive, simplistic, gut level responses that we human beings often make about "the 1 thing wrong that, if it were fixed, everything would be much better"? Many people make these responses about all sorts of things -- government, elementary education, labor unions, the church, etc. etc. at least until they get criticized for being too naive, simplistic, unprofessional, illogical, and so on.
I think that there is often critical truth in those "1 thing" statements, even though they are easy to criticize and dismiss as useless. And, if people here are willing, I would very much like to hear your honest gut level response to the 1 thing you feel is really wrong with the church, which if it were somehow fixed, would change everything for the better.
To start it off, I will say my "1 thing." Although many things come to mind, if I had to trust my gut and choose only one, I would have to say that for me the one thing is a lack of a daily practice of prayer among people in the church at all levels. At a gut level I believe that if that were somehow fixed, it would change everything in the church for the better.
What about you? Throwing caution to the wind, what is your "1 thing" ?