Last night at our Bible study we had the smallest small group we've ever had...
But we also got through the greatest number of verses in James we ever had...a whole seven verses!
Anyway, there was this amazing guy, Arun, who was there for the first time. As we drank red wine and ate tacos for dinner before opening the Word, he and Carrie had a fun time teasing each other and giving one another a hard time. He fit in perfectly! We were all impressed by his insights and amazed with his maturity and clarity of thought on world and faith matters. The surprise came when we found out he's only be at this Christian thing for four weeks! Then again, maybe it shouldn't have been such a surprise. Often, the beginning of our journey seems to be when we're most receptive, most teachable, most passionate.
Arun, who grew up Hindu and went to a Jesuit high school, had much to offer last night. He was a wonderfully unique and refreshing addition to our group.