The St Paul's Way - Visit Someone

posted Jan 17, 2017, 2:39 AM by Kirsty O'Grady   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 9:23 AM ]

The next habit in the St Paul’s Way for us to look at is one of our monthly habits: “Visit Someone”.

This is as simple as it sounds – we as a church want to aim to visit someone from church once a month. Perhaps we are most likely to do this when someone is unwell – we want to hear Jesus say: “I was sick, and you visited Me;” (Matt 25:36). However, this is a great habit, not only in terms of visiting those who may be struggling to leave the house and so missing the company and fellowship of church, but also to develop the connections and relationships we have with each other across all of our balloons.

 Visiting is a great way to get to know each other better. One of my favourite parts of my placement last summer was visiting some of you and finding out the part that St Paul’s plays in your lives. I loved hearing stories of family, friends and holidays, old stories about St Paul’s and Widnes and just generally having a cup of tea and a chat with so many of you. (Thanks for your hospitality.)

Just like we visit family members, so it is really beautiful to see the family of God visiting each other – showing each other they care for one another enough to take time out to see how they’re doing. Likewise we need to give hospitality to each other when someone comes knocking – 1 Peter 4:9 tells us to “Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.”

 So, let’s do this! Let’s be willing to be hospitable and pop the kettle on when somebody from church (no matter which balloon) comes knocking on the door… And let’s be ready to go out of our way to visit each other – after all, we’re family… Sorry about that! ;) 

Originally Printed in Newsletter 20-11-16