Micah and I spent the morning having breakfast with the pastor of the church we’ve been attending for several weeks. Over breakfast potatoes, scrambled eggs and the stirring of cream in coffee, we had a beautiful time of conversation about church, church hurts, culture, politics, family, race and community.
There were so many moments in our conversation where I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit in the midst of talking about difficult things and I thought – we need more of this.
We need more mornings around the table talking about real things.
We need more friendships with people who do not look like us.
We need to know what we believe and it be based on information we have gathered for ourselves and be able to articulate it in healthy conversation.
We need to ask questions.
We need to encourage one another.
We need one another.
And I firmly believe that the division we see across our country would fade away if we spent more time around a table than behind our devices.
Church, whether we want to believe it or not, we will create more division than unity if we keep to our circles of folks that look and think just like us.
God has called us to this work.
Let’s get to it.