An Introvert’s Perspective on Church

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I read a very interesting and well written article in The Washington Post, by Adam S. McHugh, that I thought I’d share. I am a social person in small circles and yet, very introverted in many aspects of my life. I need alone time to recharge and I have never felt the need to be with someone all the time. In fact, when Doug and I go away for a break, often we’ll take off by ourselves and meet back up for dinner. It’s something that I love about my husband, we have the ability to entertain ourselves, but I digress from where this article is going. I have to agree that maybe church can be an overwhelming place to some. I wonder where the line is?

I have to agree with this:

Too often “ideal” Christians are social and gregarious, with an overt passion and enthusiasm. They find it easy to share the gospel with strangers, eagerly invite people into their homes, participate in a wide variety of activities, and quickly assume leadership responsibilities.

Click Here to read the article.

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  1. Although I consider myself very social, I do love alone time to just sit reflect and pray and hear from God, I don’t always need to be with someone either. I have many people in my life who need someone to run to the store with them…usually they select me UGH. I don’t always want to go to the store, I have a friend here at work always wants me to attend everything she attends (meetings, workshops, committees), I don’t ALWAYS want to go, so I have learned to say “No I would rather not” do they get upset “YES” do I say “NO” to offend them or hurt their feelings “NO” I would rather say “NO” than go somewhere I’d rather not be. I guess we should be sensitive to people, I know when I see someone new at church, I just go shake their hand to make them feel welcome, never thought they may just want to come in and sit and check the place out. I think this is a good article it makes you think, if you don’t say “hello” are you considered rude?? Just a few thoughts that run through my mind as I read this. I loved having Pastor Doug say “hello” to me my first time, but did I like that everyone came up to me don’t think so but then at that time I was not at a good place in my life…so that’s a hard one to comment on:)

  2. The hand cannot be an eye, neither the feet the mouth…There is a place for everyone in the kingdom of God and all of these types of people reach someone in their own way.


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