I'm all in favour of Clishmaclaver! Every Sunday after the service I go into our church hall as coffee is being served and there is the wonderful sound of people deep in conversation - catching up, sharing news, listening to worries or even (and I know this sounds incredible) discussing the sermon! I think sharing conversation is a vital part of Sunday mornings - so much is possible simply because people talk!
Last week I also experienced a slightly different form of Clishmaclavar. After a united service with our Anglican and Methodist friends a group of us from AFC went over to Chesham and visited the Mosque there. This was an open invitation to anyone from our Muslim friends as they tried to show the true and peaceful face of Islam to counteract the extremism showed in Paris last month.
I was so proud of members of my own congregation as I watched them engage so willingly and respectfully with the folks at the Mosque. Together we shared Clishmaclavar - we talked about our faith and discovered some inspiring similarities. Both parties were secure in their own faiths and in this context we were happy to share our stories with laughter and mutual respect.
Have a good weekend and if you get the opportunity enjoy some Clishmaclavar!