Monday, March 10, 2014

Spiritual Physicals

I went to the doctor yesterday for an annual physical. The doc checked my blood pressure, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, white & red blood counts and my height & weight. 

He looked at all the info on his chart, closed the folder and said "Have a nice day, see you next year."

Absolutely stunned, I asked, "Aren't you going to tell me anything about the results? What I'm doing wrong? What I need to do differently?"

He smiled and said, "No, it would be judgmental of me to say that your results are either good or bad, or to tell you what you are doing is wrong or right. Even worse, I'd not want to force my opinions on you by telling you what you should do. Just pay the clerk at the desk...."

NOW, consider this: your local church is not to be a hotel for saints, it's to be a hospital for sinners. You wouldn't go back to a doctor that did what I'm describing, why in the world would you go to a church like that?

If you choose to skip regular doctor visits, it's your own fault if your life is shortened and diminished.  
Same thing if you skip regular worship attendance...