I'm going out on a precarious limb here...
I just want to ask for your opinion.
I'm asking in a "what do you think of me re-painting the bathroom?" sort of way;
not in a "Wow. So, did the guy in Seven Pounds make the right choices?" way.
I'm not looking to debate deep theological issues.
Please don't get defensive--I'm not asking on the offensive.
Of course I do already have an opinion, but it's merely that: my opinion.
And now I'm asking for yours.
What do you think of organized/public school sports activities scheduled on Sunday mornings?
Here's what I think: I don't think they should do so.
I think it's asking families to choose between church/worship and their sports team.
I was recently party to a conversation that basically went like this:
Sports Parent: "It's a hard choice to make, but when you're part of a team, you have to show up. You can't let your team down."
Other Person in Conversation: "You know, I read an article that said that skipping the game to attend church actually hurts your witness...y'know--trying to make it seem like church is more important than being there for your team."
At this point, I had to step away because my kids required my attention so I'm not sure how it ended.
I need to say VERY CLEARLY here that I know you don't get a little celestial attendance sticker every time you attend church and a big black frowny face if you miss.
I just think it's too bad that these things are scheduled for Sunday mornings.
So now I ask--what do you think?