For those who attend a meeting because of enjoying the fellowship (even if there are some who rub us the wrong way); and because singing praises together is a joyful thing (even if some of us don’t sing real well); and because being exhorted has real value (even if some of the talks aren’t that great); and because it is really, really good to eat and drink together in remembrance of our Lord — looking forward to eating and drinking with the Lord and all his family in his Kingdom…
Even for these, this can go two ways.
Where our WVF brother Paul lives, restrictions resulting from the pandemic are being lifted, much to nearly everyone’s relief. The severity of the pandemic varies from place to place, and with it the restrictions, but in many places the trend is definitely toward reopening.
Over a year ago, Paul posted on the WCF site a reflection called “Two ways”, which included some thoughts about when things reopened.
We were all already chomping at the bit for the thing to be over. This morning I looked at that reflection again, and I believe those thoughts are worth saying again now that reopening is happening. Here it is.
Find the text on Paul’s Blog: Two Ways, Revisited
We can start attending again, glad to be in one another’s company once more. Or we can find that the staying home thing has been easier—no getting up & ready & out the door, and no ecclesial dramas to have to contend with, and besides, we can tune into a meeting online!