The philosopher Martin Buber said, ‘All real meaning in life is in meeting.’ But what’s the most revealing meeting at church?
Sunday morning? In almost every church I know, the best-attended meeting is the Sunday morning service. That’s the ‘high point’, where most work is put in. That’s where we expect newcomers to show up; it’s what we put effort into. We want it to be high quality. It’s a bit like dressing up to go on a first date. We’re trying to impress.