My friends, Mike and Paula, had a New Year’s Eve party and invited our entire satellite church. We went out early to help set up and I volunteered to be the “greeter.”

At one point, Mike was near the door as I was giving directions to a new arrival. I told them  where they could put their coats, where the bathroom was, etc.

He said, “Forget everything she just said and just make yourselves at home!”

I was surprised when I opened the door to a couple who no longer attends our church. It was so good to see them!

It’s sad that we put people in boxes with the label of the church they are currently attending. We need to be like Mike and just say, “Make yourself at home!”

Luke 9:50, “But Jesus said, ‘Don’t stop him! Anyone who is not against you is for you.'” NLT

Dear Lord,

Thank you for the reminder that we are all on the same team. 


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