Sunday, July 1, 2012
Get Me to the Church On Time
I went to church today. For many people, that wouldn't be a strange statement. But for me, Jewish by upbringing, and not an active practitioner of any organized religion, it was certainly different. The reason I went was to support Ben as he gave a talk to the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Cinnaminson, NJ.
The pastor of the church, Joel, is a friend of mine with whom I often play golf. Throughout this past year, we often talked of Ben's overseas mission trip, and I told him that I was sure Ben would love to speak at his church upon his return. I had Ben connect with Joel and they arranged for this morning to be the day.
Showing some of the pictures from his trip, Ben did a great job sharing with the congregation his reasons for going as well as the most important lessons he learned during he year abroad. His talk was clearly well-received as evidenced by the many compliments we heard afterwards.
For my part, it candidly continues to be a bit weird for me to hear Ben talk of a faith that's so foreign from my (and his) upbringing. Nevertheless, I support him 100% in pursuing his own passions, wherever they may be. Going to church today was a sign of that support.