No longer the minister trying to imagine an unseen congregation (trusting they’ve all tuned in!) and thinking his way round their faces as he preaches to a camera. No more of not seeing those who worship with us. Or maybe not.
For many of us—depending on where you are—either you have been or you soon will be looking forward to meeting together as congregations for the first time in a long time.
It will be great to see real people, rather than disembodied pixels on a screen, to holler and shout greetings and talk crossways and interject, and even have several conversations happening at once—and not have to patiently wait for a gap in the conversation or address your comments to an entire Zoom-ful of people.
Ah the joy of embodied worship! What a thing! No longer worshipping whilst imagining that our brothers and sisters are similarly gathered worshipping along with us in their living room or kitchens.