My parents and I were responsible for bringing treats for the Gathering Grounds time after the church service. It's a time for food and fellowship before we break into our Growth Groups. Mom and I decided to get a cake made at Wal-Mart (super yum sheet cakes) and have it decorated with something nice. (Pretty sugar...yep. Hehe.) What'd I pick???...for lack of any special occasion, I just had them write "We Love You!" with some hearts and such.
So...enter the moment of "pause"...
When I went to pick it up on Sunday morning, the lady at the checkout asked what the cake was for. I replied that it was just for the snack time at church. She stopped short and gave me this really puzzled look.
"Wait. You love each other at your church?"
She went on to clarify that she wasn't used to "church" people expressing love for people in general, let alone each other.
Umm...hey, churchy people of America! Something's wrong with that picture!!
"And they'll know we are Christians by our love..." Let's make the statement TRUE!!