When we moved to France first thing that was kind of unusual and little bit weird for me is to kiss everyone you meet each day. To kiss each cheeks when you greet someone is a greeting tradition. Even when two big group of people meet everyone kisses each other. The kiss is usually without lips you only touch cheeks and kiss goes in air. At first it was little weird when men get so close to my face and touch my cheeks. But now I absolutely love this tradition! It’s hardly impossible to do it without smile. And after you greet person like that it’s impossible to be not nice. You feel so welcomed and warm. In Bible Peter say: “Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus.” Paul also says a lot about using kiss for greeting.
I highly recommend this tradition to many churches. I know people who go to church together for many years and they never been closer than handshakes. This makes a great distance between people. And brothers and sisters have conflicts and misunderstandings. I believe while we live on earth we need to be as close as we can. If our goal to be with God then we need to be prepared to spend “forever” with our brothers and sisters from church. Let’s appreciate each brother or sister in church. Let’s greet him or her each time as a loved person with whom you will spend “forever”.