1. BEING INVITATIONAL BRINGS US OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONE
We can respond with defence mechanisms to stay comfortable and convince ourselves that we are not called to do this.
2. THE PARISH IS NOT A WELCOMING PLACE TO INVITE SOMEONE TO
Areas of health in our parish that we need to look at that tolerate a culture of not being welcoming to one another or the stranger.
3. YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE DOING IT
We are not engaging in this as a community and need to, it cannot just be a few individuals being invitational.
QUESTIONS TO CONTINUE TO REFLECT ON
- What is it like walking into your church for someone who does not share the deeply held assumptions of people in your parish?
- How do you celebrate invitations at your parish? If you don’t currently what is one way that you could celebrate it?
- What is one thing you could do to be more invitational?
Source: Hannah Vaughan – Spruce (https://www.divinerenovation.org/)
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