Friday, 8 June 2018
Why do people sit in church every Sunday and nod piously during the sermon, even espouse hospitality during prayers, but you never see them during the week?
Church people only associate with others during official Church functions. They never invite you into their homes let alone provide a meal.
We are constantly reminded that Jesus attended and spoke about meals, using this as a metaphor for God's hospitality.
Hospitality is one of the principles of Messy Church but not one of them has ever invited me into their homes for a meal.
So they sit there and the sermon goes in one ear and out the other, or over their heads completely.
No wonder the Church is dying.
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