Last night I watched the latest episode of Fleabag, where the title character goes to church because she fancies the priest, whilst not believing.
I wonder what your take on this is? I am quite used to the fact that people initially come to church for all sorts of reasons and I don’t have a problem with it at all.
In fact I know a bishop and a priest who both started going to church for two reasons:
- To prove that it was all wrong
- Because they fancied other people who went
Having got there they discovered there was more to it and stayed.
Church is not a holy huddle for the perfect (OK, so I’m not a Calvinist), indeed my training incumbent used to say that every church should have a big notice over the door saying “sinners only”. People come to church for all sorts of reasons and that is good.