For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. Luke 19:10
She walks into church, right down to the front row, and sits down. She is different. Her dress looks like one of those baby doll tops--the ones you're supposed to wear with leggings. She has earrings in places other than her ears. Her hair is a rather odd color of green. From what you can see, beyond the tattoo's, her skin is pale, almost translucent. What do you do? Ignore her? Go out of your way to be overly friendly to her? Sneer at her?
Better question, what would Jesus do? From reading the Gospels, I can pretty much guarantee He'd go right down, put His arm around her, say 'Welcome', and sit down. This was His kind of girl. She is most likely hurting, lost, searching...for something only He can give her. Since He's not here (in bodily form anyway), it's our place to go to her, put an arm around, Welcome, and sit down. This would make me uncomfortable. I'm not used to folks that look 'different'. I live in the South, we pretty much all look the same.
God didn't call us to be comfortable, He called us to reach out even in our unease. Next time you have a visitor at church, one who doesn't look 'just right' or fit the church mold, try going out of your way to speak to them. Make conversation. Be interested. It's not all about us, you know.
PS- thanks for the prayers, I think I've made it back among the living ;)