Back in our early twenties, my wife and I moved from Boston back to our native Albany, New York, area. We brought with us our young dog, Cannon—how we loved that dog!
I hadn’t found employment yet, but a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, nearby had set aside funds to paint the exterior of their building. The members had not yet contracted with a painter to do this, and were happy to hire me, a new member of that church and former student in its Sunday School, to do the work for them.
A spirit of joyful delight doesn’t detract from the love and respect we feel for Church.