Every Sunday, people are coming and looking for a connection. In order
to make that connection, we have to be open.
Open to differences.
Open to people who don’t think like us.
Open to people who don’t look like us.
Open to people who don’t sound like us.
Open to a great day.
Open to setting up, breaking down, and trying something new.
Open to making adjustments if things aren’t working like we thought.
Open to a tough day.
Open to things that might scare us a little.
Open to changing things.
Open to walking in someone else’s shoes.
Open to looking at our church or service through the eyes of someone
else – someone who may never have been in our world before.
Open to grace.
Open to mercy.
Open to whatever happens.
Being open allows us to welcome, love, try, change, and adjust. Being
open provides an atmosphere where grace excels, status quo starves,
and creativity thrives.
Being closed is the equivalent to maxing out. If we stay closed, we
will soon be closed for good.