Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Visually challenged, artistically stunted Christians

Perhaps God doesn't care if we choose to worship in ugly surroundings, in sloppy clothes and bedheads. Scripture and the nature we see around us would seem to suggest that he does. If so, his Father's heart must be breaking. I wonder what it is in the soul of men and women that makes poor people living in despotic conditions produce a St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg under cruel Czars, closed by the Communists and now reopened almost two hundred years later for worshipers. . .

and the freedom, wealth, lifestyle, sun and fun of California produce this--a plywood lectern, plastic plants, second hand end table, and accouterments for loud music

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

AMEN! I could not agree with you more. I, too, ponder this as I see people who would dress more appropriately to go to a movie, come in to praise God, in tattered old blue jeans. True, God doesn't 'care' what you wear, as long as you truly come, and worship. But, does He not deserve to see you come looking nicely? Remember the old saying, "wearing your Sunday best?" Why is that seemingly forgotten? A Lutheran