Last night's Sing Christmas attendance was way down on last year - pouring rain and endless lurgies took their toll. So we could be downhearted, if numbers were what matter. But they aren't really, are they?
Here're my success indicators from last night...
Two people from church brought along their non-church-going husbands
One person from church brought along someone I'd never met before
Two people none of us knew came along
Six people from our lunch club came along
So, looked at another way over 50% of the 20 people present weren't regular churchgoers and 15% were people we don't know - which actually looks pretty brilliant from a numerical viewpoint!
Looked at yet another way, a group of Christians showed themselves as both human and generous - and the relations with the pub are now good enough that the "Baptist vicar" got a drink on the house!!