Recently a friend shared this story with me. He emigrated to the USA from Norway as a young man. One day he was driving along a busy road in the Seattle area and his car broke down.
This occurred on a Sunday morning. He stood by his car, not knowing what else to do, and watched as car after car whizzed past him. He could tell that many of those passing him by were on their way to church.
Finally, a car slowed down and pulled over. The driver got out. He was dressed in shirt and tie. His wife and three children, were also dressed for church.
That family spent several hours helping my needy friend. They missed church that day.
They WERE the church that day.
My friend and the family are still good friends after many years.
Love that is worthy of Christ is often inconvenient.