I was recently talking to a few college students about our church and telling them that they should come check us out to see if they like it. One of them told me about an event on campus in which there were dozens of representatives from a local church handing out free stuff telling him to “come check us out.” I started to think about my cliche invitation to visit Trinity and the message that I was unknowingly portraying.
Lots of children imagine what it would be like to have super powers. They dream of being able to do extraordinary things like lift cars or jump over buildings. As we grow older we usually give those dreams up and accept that there are no such things as super powers. However, there is a power we all have at our disposal that is close to supernatural- it’s the power to make someone feel special.
Last week I was on vacation. We spent the first few days with no major contact to the outside world. We pretty much turned our phones off other than to shoot a few things for Facebook and never turned the television on or looked at a paper. We left Disney on Tuesday night and headed to Kelly’s dad’s house. Kelly’s dad loves to watch the news and so we went from no news to bad news pretty quickly.