Sometimes things unintentionally fall through the cracks. We can have lots of events well-organized, well-oiled, and well-planned, and yet have a key event or responsibility go unnoticed or undone. Thus, it appears as if that part of it was unimportant in the first place.
Sad to say, sometimes we can let people fall through the cracks. We as the church make a BIG leap when we assume that a fellow Christian knows how much we love them and care about them. We make a BIG leap when we operate under the assumption that someone is ok spiritually, though their presence at worship or other events is lacking. In reality, one may get the wrong impression that nobody loves them and nobody cares about them. No one wants to be at a place or with a people that make them feel that way. In reality, people are our primary focus and they often require our attention. Let’s do better, church!
On the other side of the coin, sometimes we can let ourselves fall through the cracks. Fellowship is something done between people, it’s not solely one-sided. If I begin to feel mistreated, neglected, or ignored by the church, the answer is NOT to get angry and bitter towards God’s people. Rather, Jesus gives the great solution to that mindset: SERVE (John 13:1-17). Serve others. Don’t wait for someone to serve you. Begin to serve others sacrificially and meet their needs and you’ll find joy and peace in loving others like Jesus and you will never be even near the cracks.
Graeber Road church of Christ