I was watching a program last night where a man was talking about behaviors and thoughts while one is sitting in church versus thoughts one has outside of church. It made me think of the people I know who went to church uh, well, religiously (if you will). Not all of the people I knew, mind you, but several. I know some of them were sitting in church saying their “amens” and “hallelujahs” like they were preaching it themselves. Ok, they weren’t saying them too loudly because some religions just do not allow for expressing your love for God out loud. Anyway, back to the point. Those same people who were sitting in church expecting their children to listen and focus on what was being said were the same ones going home, watching porn and looking at it in magazines and other venues. They were going home and abusing their children in one way or another.
It just made me really wonder what people are really thinking in church. Are they sitting in the pews thinking of how they are going to pop a top on a cold beer once they get home? Are they praising God with all their hearts?
I do not have the answers. God does, though. He knows our thoughts and actions even before we do. I am trying hard to think and act as he would want. I hope this gives you just a second of “oh, man!” and allows you to focus on what your thoughts are in vs. out.