Reunion take two

Our Second Annual bible study reunion was very pleasant.

There were funny moments where a few people criticized a strawman of evolution and then marveled at how the Flat Earth Society could still exist, but most of the time I could laugh along with everyone without irony.

I was very worried about going but very glad I did. I genuinely like and respect these women, and that hasn’t changed.  They are still intelligent, compassionate, geeky, and funny.  They are involved in their church and community because they have a genuine desire to make lives better.  We still have a lot in common.  We may disagree with the value of sending bibles to North Korea or legalizing prostitution, but the motives for our opposite positions are to have a safer and more joyful world.

One woman did ask if it was possible to remain friends with someone with whom she had a theological difference.  Someone else wasn’t sure it was possible.  I was so so tempted to out myself.  But the evening wasn’t about me- it was about escaping from the responsibilities of our routines, enjoying wine, good food, and a safe place to tell funny stories.  

I wonder how many Christian gatherings are actually places where believers and non-believers come together and just are.  I think a lot of people would be in for a shock :)

One Comment (+add yours?)

  1. TWF
    Nov 18, 2013 @ 13:35:01

    Sounds like a great time. Wouldn’t it be funny if half the people, or more, were just “playing along” to participate socially? It does make you wonder if there was anyone else there like you, huh?

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