You know – our world needs more huggers. Most of us respond more quickly to encouragement and affirmation than we do put-downs and intimidation. If I understand the Bible correctly, the church is to be a place where people affirm, encourage, and support each other – spiritual hugging.
In today’s world we place so much emphasis on winning that we overlook people who are doing their best. The reward of personal satisfaction doesn’t always go to the best but to the one who does his best. Have you given a “hug” lately to someone who simply participated and did his or her best?
The church is known for a lot of things, both good and bad. I think it would be great if the church was known as a “hugging” place? The church ought to be the most encouraging place in the world.
I saw this video recently about hugging that was taken on the streets of Hollywood, California. The video is great and the music is cool too. Check it out when you have time. It will make you smile.