Take some of the most common excuses for not going to church and use them to stop attending sporting events, and here’s what you get-
* Every time I went, they asked me for money.
* The people I had to sit by didn’t seem very friendly.
* The seats were too hard and not comfortable at all.
* The coach never came to call 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 and I was late getting home.
* The band played some numbers that I had never heard before.
* The games were scheduled when I want 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.
– via THE SOWER, a weekly publication of the Arthur Church of Christ, Arthur, IL. Ron Bartanen, who serves as minister and editor, may be contacted through the congregation’s website: http://www.arthurchurchofchrist.com