As a preachers kid, I have an extremely jaded opinion of organized religion. As such, I tend to stay quiet and in the back ground. I watch for hypocrisy so that I can use that as my excuse for not attending. I am not sure how to react when I cannot find this.
I thought I was staying under the radar at church. Not that I don't mind helping where I can, or participating when asked. When I walked in the door this morning I was approached by several people offering their condolences on my Saints loss but also talking about how great a game it was. The sermon or "conversation" today was about belonging. I felt like I belonged today.