Okay. Regarding my, Why I Don't Like Parties post... After reading some of your comments I guess I should add this:
I love gatherings of 1 to 4 people. Love them.
Tiny gatherings like those, to me, do not remotely resemble church parties where the crowds are large and the noise is deafening. Oh, and I forgot to mention that part--it's only within crowds that I notice the hearing loss in my right ear. It's all that background noise which muffles what people are saying/nearly shouting and by the party's end, I'm usually exhausted from my tandem attempts of straining to hear and staring at people's mouths while trying to read their lips.
But tiny, intimate gatherings in homes? Why, those are amazing. Worthwhile things get spoken there, deep subjects are touched upon and that special warmth of camaraderie nearly always appears, as well.
I mean, after all.... If I avoided huge, crowded parties and tiny gatherings, well, wouldn't that make me a downright hermit? But I abandoned that 'Life dream' eons ago...heh... I told you about that here, don't you remember? :)
"Contribute to the needs of God's people [sharing in the necessities of the saints]; pursue the practice of hospitality." Amplified