I just had an overdue haircut. The resemblance (except in size) between myself and a woolly mammoth was becoming a bit alarming. I also made a dentist appointment for 2.30 Wednesday. Sigh.
Thinking about church yesterday too. It really is so welcoming. There are Quaker-like moments in the service, particularly just before the Eucharist where people come up the front and light a candle while saying something about why they are in church, or whatever is on their mind. It is very simple and very moving. No-one rants. People are honest in what they say. It generates a nice spirit before the shared Eucharist, and in fact yesterday once the Eucharist was over, there was a spontaneous group hug which almost derailed the last part of the service, but no-one minded in the least.
It truly is a place where all are welcome.