In the car the car travelling home, J Bomb posed an interesting question.
“How does the church keep the baddies out?”
My response: “The church lets baddies come in. The church wants baddies to come in. That way the baddies will learn about God and find out that he loves him, and then maybe the baddie will decide to let God into his heart and become a goodie. Then if the Christians in church are nice to the baddie and help him, he’ll find it easier to stop being a baddie and will get used to doing good. Because when we know that God loves us, we want to do our best.”
Nice in theory. So easy to explain to a child. It’s us adults that need to remember we are required to share God’s love with ALL people.