They say you don’t know what you have until you don’t have it. Due to a mild case of COVID, I recently quarantined at home for a couple of weeks, and I waited even longer to return to church — just in case. While I was stuck at home, several friends from church texted to ask how I was doing or to share movie suggestions for my time in isolation.
I was touched that they thought of me, and grateful that we could communicate even when apart. But I was so ready to be back at church and see them again in person.
No substitute for the real thing
No matter how technologically advanced our society becomes or how far our Wi-Fi can take us, there is simply no substitute for face-to-face interaction. When I went to the small church my parents helped start, I remember the evenings we invited one of the newer church families over to our house for dinner. Even though we saw the family every week at church — and it was a very small church — we learned so much about them and grew…