As we reached my house and it was time to say goodbye the most amazing thing happened. The pastor and his wife gave me an invitation that I couldn't refuse.
No... they didn't invite me to come to their church.
No... they didn't invite me to join them for a small group meeting.
No... they didn't invite me to join hands with them and pray for my life.
No... they didn't do anything vaguely resembling what a "good" pastor might do.
No... what they did was extraordinarily human-like.
They invited me (and my kids) to their home to hang out and watch TV with their family.
And guess what? I said I would... and then we shook hands and hugged goodbye.
Simple. Easy. Effective. Relevant.
Stupid Church People.