by Fashqn 6/3/17
We’ll eagerly sit and watch a good movie- for 2 hrs or perhaps even 3
But church for more than an hour? – really?? um…are you kidding me?
We’ll spend time at another ballgame-even in the hottest part of day
But think even 5 to 10 minutes- is quite an awfully long time to pray
We’ll yell and cheer at a racing event; hoop & holler without blinking an eye
But become extremely uncomfortable if someone in church starts to cry
We’ll stay seated at a table in a restaurant– long after the food is all gone
But complain if the new choir director –adds on yet another praise song
We’ll gladly pick a friend up –to go with us and shop at the mall
But if a person with no car needs a ride, is there someone else they could call?
Our religious belief is personal ..so don’t even ASK us to share
But if I call you to gossip will you listen like you really do care
We’ll go to the ocean for hours; to enjoy sun and to work on our tan
but listen to an extra sermon midweek?? No thanks , I’m bored by that man
Go out on the boat before sunrise? oohhh yes ! that sounds like great fun !
Get up early on Sunday for church? After the week of work that I’ve done?
We’ll read the latest bestseller ; then recommend it to all that we see
But mention our favorite bible verse? not my style ; it’s just really not ‘me’
I’m too shy to speak of the Bible; rejection or shame I might face
But let a store clerk be less than cheerful; and I’ll put them right in their place !
So many examples to use; to show what our priorities have become
Focusing on gifts of God daily; but barely spending time with His Son
ALL of us are guilty and it’s easy; to spend time on the things that won’t last
Would we do the same, I wonder, if we remembered how quick life can pass?
Would we take our eyes off our phones? Spend more quality time with a friend
If we truly understood in each moment– how soon all our pleasures could end?
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