Sunday, November 25, 2007

why go to church?

I read this this morning and liked it!

A churchgoer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. "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 to my wife for 37 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 spiritual dead today!"

5 comments:

Tracy said...

that's good. Do you think it's a true story? or just a clever urban legend.

Ruth said...

That's great.

Nixter said...

I am not sure Tracy, I just read it to the girls at work and one of them had heard a similar story with a slight variation of someone who couldn't remember each piano lesson they had attended but they could play the piano...

kristina said...

Who knows if it actually happened but I like the nourishment analogy.

Nixter said...

yeah you are right - I like the analogy - true or false!!