My wife and I ate lunch at Cici’s pizza today. It never fails that every time we go there someone on the staff is speaking in a fake Italian accent. I’m not sure why. Maybe they think it will provide for a better experience. I prefer people to be real and transparent.
I think churches can be in danger of the same thing. If people, especially church staff, put on a fake persona of their real personalities we will lose the community and accountability that church is about. Let’s all strive to be real with one another.
I promise you Mr. Cici’s manager, the pizza will be just as good without you yelling, “Pepperoni-ah pizza pie-ah,” every two minutes. The same goes for your church, Bro. Pastor.