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The Spiritually Dead Church Attender

A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday.  The letter reads as follows:

 

    “I've gone to church for 30 years now.  In that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons.  But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them.  So, I think I'm wasting my time, and the pastors are wasting their time.”

 

This started a real controversy in the  Letters to the Editor  column – much to the delight of the editor.  It went on for weeks until someone wrote the following clincher:

 

    “I've been married for 30 years now.  In that time, my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals.  But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals.  But I do know this:  They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work.  If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today.  Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!”

 

Thank God for Spiritual and Physical Nourishment!