We had an annual event yesterday after our worship service called the I Love My Church Family Luncheon. Hilarity was involved. Food. Ninety minutes of time together around tables.
Our church is still at the size where that's possible annually. I love that part. And I love that so many stayed around to spend time together, to laugh (a lot), and to enjoy the company of being together. I can't help but wonder how many stories, meals, jokes, and guffaws were shared by the early church too.
Around the room, I could see stories. Redemption over here. Perseverance over there. All together. All sharing the moment.
That's what church ought to be.
But that's just me thinking thoughts...