Have you been thinking about kissing this week?? I sure have. I think I might actually have a back log of kisses building up as my husband has been away for 4 days. Kaleb definitly got extra kisses this week. But I digress. 

But really, I've been thinking about how I "kiss" my brothers and sisters in Christ. Do I really do a good job greeting them when I meet them on the street, when we gather for worship, when I drop off a meal? I think I do an alright job greeting them, but then again I am an extroverted introvert- I'd rather you go out of your way to greet me then me go to you. So maybe I haven't been doing a decent job greeting my family in Christ, or probably, people in general. 

I don't think I've ever put much thought into how I greet people. I'm not sure why, but I do know I always feel the most welcomed and loved when someone goes out their way to say, "hey I'm glad you're here. Can I get you a drink? Can I...etc?" Obviously I know that I should be welcoming and greeeting those who enter into my space. But where to start? How do I make my greeting a "holy kiss?" 

I've come to realize when I call members from our church I'll say, "This is Melissa from church." That's kinda lame. I think...I think I might try, "This is Melissa, your sister in Christ." We are one body after all, that is really and truly my greatest connection to you. I don't know you just because we picked the same church to worship, ultimately, we are both in the same building because we love the Lord. 

So, my sisters and brothers in Christ, in the words of 1 John 3:18:

"...let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."

Let the world see how we, the body of Christ, is unique by the way we love and greet each other.

To hear the sermon these thoughts were formed on please go here.