Knocking on doors to issue invitations to church is not my preferred mission strategy. But then again, loving and serving our neighbors isn’t about what we prefer, is it?
If everyone is indeed invited into the living, breathing kingdom of God on earth, there is something to be said for being willing to extend an actual, physical invitation.
Unless we knock, we will never know who lives behind all those closed doors we pass every Sunday on our way to worship. Behind some of those doors are people who aren’t only waiting for the bell to ring; they are desperate for it. They long for someone with words of grace to show up on their doorstep.
That someone could be you or me.
This message is an excerpt of a Women of the ELCA blog by Sarah Carson.
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