An elderly lady said to a little girl, “How do you do my dear?”
“Quite well, thank you,” was the polite reply.
After a long pause the elderly lady asked, “Why don’t you ask me how I am?”
“Because,” said the child calmly, “I’m not interested.”
As we move forward in 2017 the question we should be asking ourselves concerning our relationship to this community of faith is the following: Are we interested enough in the success of the work of Jesus Christ in and through First-Centenary United Methodist Church to put forth our best efforts in the areas of prayer, service, giving, presence and witness?
Are we interested enough to pray? That is to pause and take the time to ask God to bless, guide and challenge us to be who we ought to be and do what we ought to do as FCUMC.
Are we interested enough to find some way to serve? That is to seek out guidance from one of our pastors or staff program directors about possibilities of serving Christ?
Are we interested enough to give of our means, even begin taking steps to tithe, or set aside a percentage to see that who we ought to be and what we ought to do is made possible?
Are we interested enough to be present on a regular basis to learn about the way of Christ, to fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ and to lift high the name of Jesus as we worship?
Are we interested enough to let others know in a variety of ways, when the opportunity avails itself to us, that a relationship with Jesus Christ makes a very meaningful difference in who we are and how we live?
Are we interested?