As a society we seem to have lost the art of saying a simple, “hello,” and the power within these 5 letters. We have a younger generation that would rather use digital technology to say these 5 letters. While the older generation has lost its own ability to say these 5 letters from a genuine heart that desires to start up a conversation. Our lifestyles continue to move at a faster pass and we are unaware of how to slow things down. We all seem to be longing for the power within the word, hello, which can create a conversation full of connection in any environment.
Instead, we say, “hello,” while not caring or waiting for a response. We no longer follow up these 5 letters with, “how are you going?”, or, “my name is Matt, what is yours?” This follow up is key to the art of saying, “hello,” from a genuine place that creates true connections. May we at church on a Sunday redevelop the art of saying, “hello,” by following up these 5 letters. Join me in in undertaking this challenge so we can be a welcoming place, and live up to the signage we put at our entrance.