Today I finally had time to check my followers list and found new followers. When visiting the first one I cam across, I was elated with what I found. This person truly is a child of the Lord! The article talks about a problem that occurs all too often.
I remember when I had started to go back to church. I went with a friend. Upon arriving there, I realized that people were unfriendly. They would look you up and down and scowl. You might get one or two smiles, but that was about it. I was dismayed, but loved the Pastor of the church. He was down to earth, and knew how to spread the word in terms everyone could understand.
Eventually hubby decided to go to church. He church shopped until he knew we were to go to the church we are now members of. We knew the minute we walked in that it was where we were suppose to be. We were instantly greeted with smiles and blessings. We met with a Pastor and they welcomed us and made us feel like we had known him for years. We have attended ever since, and our Pastor encourages everyone to get to know one another and fellowship with one another. We have several small groups that meet to help one another with our walk with Christ.
But at the article I read said, we often neglect to welcome newcomers and they end up feeling like they don't belong. Go here:http://predestinedgoodness.blogspot.com/2010/02/part-2-lost-and-lonely-people.html to read the article. Thanks to Free In Christs writer.