Professional sports have no appeal for me whatever. As a result, I know nothing about them. When I settled down in front of the tv last night so that I could spend the evening with my family, a stack of papers to grade on my lap, I had no idea which team was which. Actually, it took me awhile to remember which teams were even on the field.
I have no idea what is so compelling about sports. Especially sports that you watch rather than those in which you participate. Even when I was in school ~ I loved to play softball and basketball, but I thought that watching them was pretty boring. And football? ~ The worst.
This morning I thought: Wow. That's exactly how most people whom I know feel about church.
No appeal. No knowledge. No idea who the players are or even what team is involved. Something to observe, not something in which to participate.
After the game last night, a friend of mine posted to FB that she's learned a lot about football in the past three years (I'm guessing her son is playing), and is even beginning to enjoy the game. Not for me, I thought. I can't begin to imagine three years of watching football games.
But I can imagine the words of so many of my family, friends, and acquaintances: Three years of church involvement? Are you out of your mind?
Something to think about.