What if every member looked around on Sundays and Wednesdays and took note of who was missing? What if they then reached out to those people and asked if they were ok or needed any help? How would our community change if we all took personal responsibility for one another and looked out for each other?
I know that’s a lot to ask, but it is specifically what we have been called to by the apostle Paul:
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:1–4
See, being the body of Christ means that each member looks out for the others because we want to body to function the way it is intended to function. It is a wonderful thing to know that others are concerned for me and notice when I’m absent.
As you gather for worship, take note of who you miss. Let them know that you missed them and ask how you can be a blessing in their lives. There might be a practical way that you can help them. Your call might be the reminder that they need that they are loved.