Hollison Journey

“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” – Don Williams Jr

It Takes A Village…Or Just a Church

on June 23, 2008

A friend of mine is going through some hard times with her church – specifically her church’s nursery. While writing her a note of encouragement, I realized why it doesn’t bother me that my church got rid of the nursery.

The nursery has been gone for about a year now at church for predominantly monetary reasons. We didn’t want to pay a nursery attendant (nor could we find one) and the space the nursery was in was needed for offices. There was some grumbling, to be sure. There’s still some grumbling. I feel bad for the parents who are probably embarrassed when their little one causes a scene. But at the same time, some good things have happened. Sure mass is noisier, but it’s not that bad. Here’s one of my favorite things though. It causes the parishioners to help each other raise the children. Examples number one: our music minister is married and has 4 children – all under the age of 6, the youngest is only 6 months old. Since he is leading the musicians, his wife has all of the children in the seats. Children A and B are pretty well behaved and the baby is quiet, but Child C can be unruly and loud and obnoxious. When Child C starts to act up, Mom passes the baby to a family nearby (who happens to be a family with 6 children, but older), and tends to Child C. I love watching the smile on big family mom’s face when she gets to hold the baby. Body of Christ baby. Body of Christ.

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One response to “It Takes A Village…Or Just a Church

  1. Amanda says:

    I. Love. You.

    Thank you, my dear friend, for your encouragement. As you could tell, I’m in need of it right now.

    -tool of satan- ;oP

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