Yesterday after church a group of us met at Marisco’s on 6th (where they messed up my order, but that’s another story). This guy from PC(USA) was there to lead us in a focus group on our views on spirituality. They are trying to figure out how to get more “young people” (under 40) involved in the church. Our newly-formed group is full of very open-minded folk, and it was really interesting to hear how others worship, or what deeply spiritual experiences they have had. Our discussion covered s*x as a spiritual experience (is it? or not?), what spiritual practices we use during the week, and more. It was all over the place, but I think the guy was happy with the results.
Afterwards, one of the women in our group told me she appreciated how I speak frankly and honestly and that I had said things she wanted to say. I told her thanks, and that sometimes I do worry about putting myself out there. But I do feel very comfortable opening up to this group.
As a sidenote, the guy from the church in Louisville was pretty attractive, and I admit that I googled him. I found out that In the Pink Texas had mentioned him almost a year ago. Random.