We had the privilege of hosting the White Plains, NY Harley Riders Club www.wpnyharleyriders.com (and many others who checked out our website) this past Sunday for the “Blessing of the Bikes”. It was a fun and wonderful opportunity to meet and pray with biking enthusiasts. We prayed for protection, safety, being alert, and being open to God’s guiding hand for the journey. I also prayed for all of us driving cars, that we be diligent and keep our eyes off our phones! Contrary to what the photo depicts (although it was really cool), the highlight for me was having one on one conversations with the riders, learning their “road names” and how they got them, hearing about their experiences and what the riding group meant to them. In fact, I learned that a biker club meeting is known, in biker slang, as a “church.” A place where people of a common passion come together, grow close, and share that passion with one another. It sounds a lot like what the Church is called to be: a gathering of passionate people in relationship with Christ, seeking to share that passion with one another and the world. Thank you White Plains NY Harley Riders “Church” for giving me another glimpse of being united as God’s community! I was the one truly blessed by your presence. May you roll with God this summer and stay out of those pot holes!
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