Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day 21 - Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off to Church We Go

Every Sunday (and several other times throughout the week), we pile in the car and head off to church without thinking twice about safety. We go into a building that is obviously a church - not a building disguised to look like something else. We do not have to meet underground or keep it a secret. We are free to worship as we please. Oh how thankful I am for this - and oh how often I take it for granted.

We are fortunate to live in a country where we can worship out in the open with very little risk - yes, there are extreme situations where this is not the case but generally speaking. And yes, there will be people who disagree with us, but just as we are free to worship they are free to disagree. Having people who disagree with me or perhaps even ridicule me for my beliefs is a small price to pay compared to those that live in countries where worshiping is illegal and even punishable by death.

So the next time you head off to church in broad daylight remember how good we really do have it and say a little prayer of thanksgiving for that opportunity.

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