Are you dressing up for church?

Do you dress up for church?

Pro Infirmis is a German company that, to the best of my knowledge, helps people with disabilities get access and acceptance in their communities.

Here is what is written in the information section under this video: “Pro Infirmis conducts an experiment: there are only a few people who don`t have empathy with disabled people. Nevertheless, the passenger seat in the public bus next to Fabian often stays empty. Handicapped people are a regular part of our society. So, get closer.” Fabian is the man in the costume. You will meet him at the end of the commercial.

This got me thinking about church (weird, I know).

A couple of questions:

  • Do you find that you need to hide who you really are when you are at church?
  • Do you long for being accepted and loved just where you are?

What if…

  • some folks feel this way when they come to our churches? What needs to change?
  • they feel like they cannot be accepted for who they are and need to pretend to be someone more acceptable to fit it?
  • we strictly enforced a “No Costumes Allowed” policy in our churches? What would happen? (See Messy)
  • we accepted people regardless of how they looked, what they believed, or how they acted?
  • we made finding the true love of Jesus as unconditional as we say it is?

Do you long for a day when you don’t have to dress up for church?


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