Does your church welcome visitors and new members? What about those who depart? Do you confer a blessing on them as they go, or do you consider them as traitors and expect them to slip out the back door? Do you feel a greater sense of alienation from those who were never affiliated with your church or from those who once were and left? Do you view this as betrayal? Is it a reasonable expectation that one church will be the best fit for someone through the whole arc of their spiritual journey? There are enough divisions within my body as it is. Do not think of those who leave your church as your enemies.
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