Saturday, January 16, 2010

Best Excuses - Part 1

I'm thinking of combining the Best theme with a theme on excuses this week. Today's installment...

Best reason not to attend Church Services.

We hit November last year, and Mrs Koda started to worry. For the past 9 years, it seems like every 6 months we get the pukes going through the kids, and occasionally it'll spill over to us as well.

What freaked her out 3 months ago, was that we were well over due, and Christmas was approaching.

The good news is that we made it through Christmas. However the puke fairy visited us on Monday night of the past week, and continued making sporadic visits through the week, until a big visit last night, which resulted in 2 kids spending the day with bowls in hand, and towels covering pillows.

Coincidently, our Church attendance was pretty dismal in the last half of 2009. Guess what we did last Sunday though?

I think with school or work, being sick is a grand excuse to skip.

But when it comes to Church, it's not the boss you don't like, or a teacher who may be upset to find out your sick, but a God with unreasonably high expectations.

So next time you're tempted to attend services... Think about staying up all night with an 18 month old hurling her poor little guts out.

1 comment:

  1. When I'm tempted to attend LDS services, I realize that I'm not going for God. It's usually to socialize. So instead of primping for hours, wearing uncomfortable clothing, and feeling judged, I just toss on some jeans and go to a Christian church. This kills two birds with one stone: I'm going for God (with reasonable expectations and an understanding of our sinful nature).