Yesterday I was a guest preacher at the English service of a Chinese church. Delightful people. Very friendly.
At the end of the service, after announcements and have-a-great-week I stood up and starting talking to my wife about how my teaching went and what we should do for lunch and wondering how Boy was doing in nursery… Until I noticed that everyone else was still silent with heads bowed. The whole church. And there I was standing in the middle blabbing away.
I casually side-stepped to some people at the back and asked what was going on. She said that sometimes a few people take a moment of silence before leaving… But this morning it happened to be everyone taking a moment of silence simultaneously. Nothing planned or announced or coordinated. Apparently Chinese people are psychic or something. Good to know.