We were blessed to have Seon Ah talk with us at two coffee hours. She talked about how sometimes it can be hard to be welcoming if we feel we have to leave our comfort zones. A comfort zone is a state of mind where we are at ease. This could be an activity or place or people that make us feel happy and safe. She led us in an exercise in which we made lists of church activities we frequent and people we gravitate towards. Examining the lists, we discussed how they express our comfort zones here at church. The purpose of this exercise was to reveal to ourselves the boundaries we may unknowingly have and challenge us to further open our own hearts. Sometimes, like Jesus teaches us in the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), we need to walk outside our comfort zones and re-define who our neighbor truly is. Thank you Seon Ah!

“Which one of these three was neighbor to the man . . .? The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said, “Go and do likewise.”