They Can’t Get In
The Shut Ins were the first group Bishop Keaton mentioned in his opening sermon of our Annual Conference this year, and we thought together about your church’s Shut Ins yesterday.
How did it go when you contacted the person God brought to mind yesterday? Have you arranged for a visit? Still plenty of time, and today’s a good day for that. Again, I’d love to hear about your experience.
The second group our Bishop mentioned was The Shut Outs.
Despite our best efforts to be people of “Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors,” there are still precious persons we exclude in numerous ways.
Maybe we let them come and sit in our pews or occupy a seat in a small group. But do we let them into trusted leadership positions? Do we include them in informal social moments?
Do we even see them?
You’ve been picturing someone while you’ve been reading this.
What would be a way for you to reach out to a Shut Out?