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Our Problem with Tomorrow

Our Problem with Tomorrow

This text has been rolling around in my head for some time now. I was thinking about this text when I visited a small church in Texas one Sunday a few months back. I was warmly greeted at the door by a woman who seemed to be made of all of our best thoughts of grandma. Her eyes lit up as she took my hand (and wouldn’t let go until our conversation was finished), and she said, “Oh! You must be a visitor.” She started to turn, still holding my hand, and I saw behind her the Visitor Welcome Kits, complete with contact card and a pen fastened to the outside of each one. Now, I didn’t want this smaller congregation to spend such resources on me. After all, this was my last Sunday in Texas and I have a home congregation. Or perhaps my loner, introverted side wrongly assumed I could sneak into a gathering of God’s people and have some type of private worship experience and then get on with the rest of my day. In any case, I quickly told her as charmingly as I could that I was just passing thr

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