Last week I was blogging how God is changing FFWC. One of the things that I have noticed is the deep desire by some to have quality Christian relationship with others. The early church made it clear that the good of who we are on the inside is to be expressed in the good we do in our relationships with others. Helping each other in times of need and building relationships with each other.
For many people that is tough. It really pains me to see someone move here from a part of the country where people were nicer. Now I'm not saying that people in Florida aren't nice. I'm saying that you going to meet a few who are not - quite often. New people get beat up fairly quickly and then they get a jaded POV (point of view) about the world. It's where we live people. But when we let that POV into our church - it kills community.
That's why we recite the FFWC Pledge: "You will never knowingly suffer at my hands. I will never say anything or do anything knowingly to hurt you. I will always, in every circumstance, seek to help and support you. If you’re down and I can lift you up, I’ll do that. If you need something and I have it, I’ll share it with you. If I need to, I’ll give it to you. No matter what I find out about you, no matter what happens in the future - either good or bad, my commitment to you will never change. And there is nothing you can do about it."
Who have you invited to dinner recently? What NEW people have you met at church recently? Who have you shared some time with recently?