Jesus valued the idea of people gathering in his name, but churches don't always do this.
What does "in his name" really mean? Somehow, I think that merely mentioning the name, "Jesus," is not what he had in mind.
Jesus said that salvation is for the sinner; not for the righteous. The "righteous" think they are, but they are not, because they are not humble. The sinners, if they are hungering for righteousness, they will find it, because they are humble.
Many in the Church are not humble, but think they know it all. They have salvation all figured out.
Some think that the universe is only 6000 years old and make a big deal out of this with scientists, who they condemn. But I have found a timeline in Genesis compatible with those of science, showing that humility and hard work can find more in the Bible than the literalists will ever find.
To me, the most valuable passage for understanding is, "Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life" (2 Corinthians 3:6 KJV).
This means that understanding requires more than the lazy view of the literalist.
The Catholic Church claims Peter as their first Pope. I wonder what he would think of that dubious "honor." If he was the first Pope, then he was the only one to have walked on water, albeit only for a moment, before doubt set in.
I have experienced many miracles this lifetime. With each one, I learn more about my true relationship between my true self, ego, and my physical body. I learn more about my own personal fall from grace in the Garden and my eternal relationship with the Heavenly Father.