I asked him why he never went in? Well, he said, sometimes you get chicken. You don't know if you will fit. You aren't sure if you are on time. You aren't sure if your clothes would be ok. You are not sure if there is a parking spot. Then sometimes you are running late and you don't want folks to be looking at you as you walk in. Then sometimes you are just lazy.
I asked him how many years had he attend the "Drive By Church." He said, for most of his life. Even as a kid his parents did the same thing. They talked about going to this church or that church as they drove by during the week. But for whatever reason they never went. He said he did get to see a few inside when his grandmother took him.
So what now? Why are you still going to the "Drive By Church." He said, he wasn't. He actually had started to go to a different church. Somebody who has also gone to the same church invited him to his new church, "Inside and find Jesus, a place to belong and be loved Church." So what was the difference besides salvation, a family, a place to belong I asked. He said, it was one person asking him to go. One person who took the time to ask him to come. Then he asked me, was I that person that needs to ask someone to come to Church. I then said, we all are, we all are.