Monday, January 16, 2012


Know how people say they don’t go to church because it’s full of hypocrites?

Sunday Louie said that whenever he hears that he immediately THINKS: “Well, you must not go to the grocery store, either”.

It was pretty quiet when he said it, and I was the first to laugh…kind of loud. He went on to list several places frequented by hypocrites: offices, gyms, even bathrooms. “In bathrooms there are two manufacturers: Koehler or American Standard. Two companies. Who made them? Hypocrites. Who are on the board of directors? What are you going to do?

Earlier Louie had read the dictionary definition of a hypocrite: “a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings.” At some point, EVERYONE acts in contradiction to their beliefs. Obviously, everyone is a hypocrite.

Louie usually SAYS “I agree…you’re absolutely right. And I’m one of them.”

I do understand where people are coming from when they give the hypocrite line. Many churches, and church people, aren’t much fun to be around. As Louie later said (and I agree), we are thankful to attend a rowdy church. Where you might hear someone accidentally cuss…someone who’s recently come into grace. Where a homeless person worships next to a CEO.

The grocery store line just caught me as funny.

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