It feels uncomfortable when I go to church & I don’t seem to fit in with anybody. Nor do the people around me make it easy for me to feel like I can fit in.
It feels uncomfortable when I go to school & I do fit in but I may not necessarily want to do the recreational activities my non-Christian friends choose to do. But they make it so easy for me to feel like I belong.
It’s so hard for me to see how a church can be so “clique-y” yet outside of church people are so welcoming & accepting of one another.
By no means am I venting about my church & am I saying all churches are like this. I just say this in a broad manner. No wonder people don’t like going to church though. You hear that a lot. You hear that Christians are so absorbed in community with themselves. At least that’s what I hear a lot of talking to my non-Christian friends. It saddens me when I ask my non-believing friends to come to church with me & then I cringe for a moment when I think about how awkward it will feel for them after when people begin to break up into groups & hang out in their cliques.
I promise I’m not venting & writing a woah-is-me post. I’ve felt uncomfortable for quite some time & I’ve gotten used to it. I just blame my own personality I guess. But I just hope if even just one, someone out there is reading this… that you would take the time to say hello & smile to someone you don’t know at your regular Sunday service. That you won’t just go eat with your friend group. Take some time to show love.. inviting & embracing someone who looks lonely. You might just change their negative thoughts about church & even life…