Sometimes we compartmentalize church life too much. Yesterday, after Sunday School, I went to lunch with two friends from church. Five hours later, we realized we were almost late for our Sunday night Bible study. We talked and laughed about everything from childhood stories to things we have been struggling with at church.
On Sunday mornings, it's hard to have a real conversation. Time is short, and there is so little privacy and so very many people to talk to. And sometimes, spending extra time with other believers can feel more like a burden than a blessing - something that we "should" do but don't want to.
Yesterday was a sweet reminder that the Lord has given us our brothers and sisters to encourage us and build us up; consequently time spent with them is often one of the most refreshing things that we can experience.