Perfect Attendance Is Imperfect
People who love Jesus want to gather with others who love Jesus.
If they don’t want to, nothing will make them. If they do want to, nothing will stop them.
The days of giving out ribbons for perfect church attendance is gone. (Yes, that was a thing!) Good riddance.
Guilt no longer motivates. If it ever did.
Only love can do that. And only love should.
And even then, love doesn’t motivate anyone to attend church services. It motivates us to worship, to gather, to celebrate, to learn, to serve and to invite others into that same joy.
That’s what we need to do.
Stop emphasizing guilt about church attendance. Start emphasizing the joy of belonging.
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