Reflecting on Church #16: If Only They Were Friendly
With our journey of visiting fifty-two churches over, I can reflect more on the complete experience. Today, I’ll add to my thoughts about Church #16.
Aside from interacting with another couple (who were also visitors), one greeter, and the two pastors, no one else of the hundreds of people present talked to us: not before, not during, and not after. I couldn’t even make eye contact with anyone to show I was open for conversation. Afterwards, I scanned the auditorium for someone who looked approachable, but I couldn’t find anybody. Most people just left, as if they’d watched a movie and it was time to go home. For those who did tarry, they focused on their friends.
For all its positive elements, this church was unfriendly. I left feeling isolated and alone.This church was unfriendly. Click To Tweet
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