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First Church Year #35: Family Reunion

For the second week in a row, I did not make it to church.  This week we had an annual family reunion of Jan’s to attend.  So, I want to take this opportunity to talk about church in general.

Family reunions are funny things in that people just sort of come and go as they please.  Sure, there is a time that is set.  Some have to get there to kick the thing off, but from there people just kind show up and leave on their own schedule.  Usually everyone brings a dish.  Everyone just kind of wanders around and visits for a while until it is finally time to eat.  Once the meal is over, people wander around some more and visit.  There may be all sorts of activity.  Kids may play ball.  A group may get together and sing.  Someone may sit in a rocking chair and nap.  There are all sorts things going on.

The Church is a family.  Should it be more like a family reunion?

Everyone bring a dish and share a meal regularly?

Groups just spending time together singing in a spontaneous way?

Kids being kids in life of the church?

People wandering around visiting and loving each other?

Fill in the blanks with whatever else you can think of.

Should our churches be like family reunions on a weekly basis?

  1. September 17, 2012 at 5:08 am

    You have a good idea Larry but in our hurry up world it seems like that will never happen. If it does it will be infrequently. I know there are groups that still do that…more power to them, but that is almost inbred into their culture. It wouldn’t bother me one iota if it as a little more like this.

    • September 17, 2012 at 5:12 am

      You’re definitely right, Bill, in our culture. I think it might happen in pockets of house/organic churches, but in most churches? No way.

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