Thursday, May 29, 2008

Why Go to Church?

A friend sent me this short anecdote in defense of going to church. Read on and ponder.

A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday(or Saturday)'I've gone for 30 years now,' he wrote, 'and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all'

This started a real controversy in the 'Letters to the Editor' column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:

'I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals But I do know this.... they all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today.'

Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!' When you are DOWN to nothing.... God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!

Right? Right!


Nessa said...

I LOVE that!!!! Thanks for sharing that :)

Christine Bean said...

Great post!

Thanks for sharing.

Christine Bean

desperateblogger said...

nessa and christine: thanks for dropping by. i know you can relate to the analogy.

~Gratcia~ said...

VERY TRUE! Great entry, thank you so much for shring this.


The Mommy and Me Boutique said...

Thanks for sharing and thanks for your blog. Uplifting!

Michael Aulia said...

That's mad..

You don't go to church like you are going to a lecture! You're not supposed to memorize the sermon, but you are supposed to open your heart so that the Word of God touches you and transforms you! :)

RoseLLe said...

You've got a very GOOD blog here. Continue to inspire and bless others. Blessings to you.

desperateblogger said...

thank you all for dropping by. let's all spread the Good news!


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