I had a wonderful Sunday. Balloons were at the door of the church, and streamers were hanging from the ceiling. The music at church was wonderful, and unusual.
There were several empty seats in the choir loft when we entered. As the service began, the music came up from throughout the congregation. We were enveloped with songs of welcome. We were learning about hospitality through experience. The service ended with the choir making a circle around the congregation singing Draw the Circle Wide. No-one needs to stand alone, because our circle can hold everyone.
We learned that only 20 percent of people who say they believe in God, and identify themselves as Christians, attend church. Our service today was uplifting and joyous. I wish I could have shared it with the 80 percent that were not in that circle today.
With the second presidential debate ahead, it was wonderful to be in an environment where we did not have to be careful of being drawn into useless and unwinnable debates. Instead of thinking about politics and those things that divide us, we sat in unity for an hour. Political parties were left behind as the music wrapped around us, drawing us close together.