My church’s Life Group is not meeting today, since one of the leaders and her husband are on vacation. This post is about last week’s Life Group.
As I’ve said before, I like how the group gives everyone a chance to
talk and to share what is going on in his or her life. Last week, as
with every week, people were sharing their struggles and their
apprehensions. By “struggles,” I do not mean moral struggles so much,
but more struggles with life. One of the ladies there broke her arm a
while back and is recovering. Another of the ladies is frantically
awaiting medical news about her husband.
A part of the church service that I actually like is when people
share their joys and concerns. This is not to say that I “like” the
concerns. Of course, I do not like it when a person has only a few
weeks to live and has two small children. Of course, I do not like it
when a person is going blind. Usually, these are not people who are in
our congregation, but people in the congregation are sharing about what
their friends are going through. The reason that I appreciate this part
of the service is that it is real life. Faith does not have to ignore
what is going on in real life.