Have you noticed how some things may be better in theory than in reality ?
A new church was opened in the village, and its pastor used a new technique to try to entice members.
He planned to serve breakfast to prospective congregants before the Sunday morning church service.
This was unusual, since most churches may serve refreshments after the service.
My husband and I attended this new venture, since we like to be supportive of everyone in the village.
It was lovely to see the great care the church members had taken to feed each other. There were all kinds of goodies, and great fellowship.
However, eventually it was found that people had difficulty starting the church service on time, since everyone was so engrossed in breakfast conversation.
Ladies began to trade recipes, especially for muffins and sweets, and the church service started later each week.
The members who had prepared and cooked the food also seemed less attentive during the service, since they were tired from all the preparation, and they knew that they still had clean up duties ahead of them.
We returned to our home church after a while and we still wonder if the breakfasts are ongoing.
We liked this church, and we appreciated the ladies’ ‘Food Ministry’ of care, and love.The atmosphere contrasted with our home church, where members make a frantic rush to the door the minute the service ends.
There appears to be two types of churches, those where congregants like to break bread and socialize, and others where members pray and dash away.
May the Lord give us the grace to feed each other, with physical and spiritual food.
Photo by Joao Marcelo Martins