It’s okay to go to church to see your friends.
I’ve always been told this is the wrong reason to want to go. I always told people it was the wrong reason.
But then it hit me.
Why else go?
You can pray at home.
You can worship at home.
You can read scriptures at home.
You can listen to a preacher at home.
You can grow closer to God at home.
Church isn’t for any of these things. Yes, these things happen. Yes, they are a part of it. But going to church is about meeting with a community of believers to do these things and so much more. And going to church isn’t the end of it…God calls us to live in community with His believers 24/7. That means calling, meeting, and praying with and for one another. And the church should end up being a place to see your most dear friends.
That is what church is about.