That was the response I received all day yesterday at churches throughout Birmingham as I walked up unannounced and asked to take pictures of the greenery, poinsettias, altars and creches.
Some folks were joyful, catching their second wind after a full day preparing their church for Christmas Eve. Others were focused at the task at hand, arranging flowers, the creche or the altar – but for a moment, they dropped everything and guided me.
ALL the churches I visited welcomed this stranger. In the midst of volunteering or doing their job for the church, every person I met had this openness about them, loving -kindness… Christmas spirit.