Words of Wisdom
Taken from "A Word Fitly Spoken" is like apples of Gold in settings of silver.
by Mark Fugate
Reasons Not To Go
I have always enjoyed sports. I've enjoyed playing them and watching them. The highlight for me was the 1975 World Series between the Reds and the Boston Red Sox. What a thrill to sit in a packed Riverfront Stadium and watch the "Big Red Machine!" Now though, I'm a little older, and I think I might stop attending sporting events. Let me give you some reasons why: Every time I went, they asked me for money. The people with whom I had to sit didn't seem very friendly. The seats were too hard and not very comfortable. The coach never came and called on me. The referee made a decision with which I could not agree. I was sitting with some hypocrites. They came only to see what others were wearing. Some games went into overtime, so I was late getting home. The band played some numbers that I had never heard. The games are scheduled when I wanted to do other things. My parents took me to too many games when I was growing up. Since I read a book on sports, I feel that I know more than the coaches anyhow. I don't want to take my children, because I want them to choose for themselves what sport they like best. My apologies to those who use these same excuses for not coming to church.
Which of these excuses is most often given for not coming to church?