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A Playtime Conversation

by on November 14, 2012

Talking with a Playtime mum today:

“I really noticed about you guys when I first came, some of the things you said, I thought, wow, that’s different – for a church minister.”

“What sort of things?”

“Well, I’m trying to think, but you know, just the welcome you gave everyone, how you were friendly.”

“You weren’t expecting that?”

“No, I’m used to the Catholic church. You have to be someone special to get that sort of welcome from them. And everything has to be just so. But with you guys, you feel like you can relax, it’s just for everyone. I remember now: when you invited everyone to come to your discussion meeting, I thought, isn’t that great – anyone can go.”

“Yeah, well it’s really because of Jesus, you see. He was well known for welcoming unlikely people, outcasts and stuff.”

“That’s right, he was.”

“In fact he used to cop a lot of flack from the religious establishment for doing it. So if we belong to Jesus and follow him, we do the same. Bit of a no-brainer really. Everyone’s welcome.”

“Yeah you really feel that here at playgroup. That’s what I love about it.”

“Me too. It’s Jesus who’s driving that. We learned it from him, and when people come, they pick up the vibe. It ends up everyone’s friendly – cause that’s just what you do here. “

“Yeah there is that vibe. It’s so different.”

“I’d better help pack up!”

“Oh right – hey what time is your Mass on?”

“It’s at 4 on Sundays.”

“Oh four o’clock? …hmmm…we could do that…”

“You’re welcome any time.”


Reflection: was this a gospel conversation?

From → General

  1. Tom Habib permalink

    heck yeah it was! awesome 🙂

  2. It was a good conversation – but it didn’t contain any of the elements you’d normally hear in a gospel presentation. Hence the question.

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