And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. Matthew 19:5 (NIV)
With encouragement, I became more confident in my own abilities. Their willingness to teach and to be available to this beginner birdwatcher made me wish that our churches were more like the Audubon Society. Instead of demanding perfection. Instead of being judgmental and critical of newcomers, what if we opened our arms and welcomed them in just as they are? We could take a lesson from the Audubon volunteers. I want to go back to Corkscrew. How many would say that of our churches?