It’s very amusing and interesting how people who don’t know each other won’t sit next to each other unless they have to. I’m at the airport right now and everywhere I look people are sitting in every other seat. And almost 100% of those people are connected to some sort of technological device. Probably on Facebook or Twitter, having “quality” communication with the real people they’re connected to. The only people that are sitting directly next to somebody are the people that already know each other.
It’s funny, yet also a bit sad. We are all so connected and interested in our own world that we don’t want to invade the space of somebody else. Or maybe we don’t want them invading ours. Let alone have a conversation with somebody. Oh no! That’s just getting way to serious and awkward.
However, this idea also convicts me. Because I often do the very same thing. Why NOT sit next to somebody I don’t know? Do I assume they will be upset or angry? I doubt it. So why not sit next to them? It would be a great opportunity to meet someone new and share the gospel. Be on mission.