Our church practices fairly strict Sabbath Day observance. No shopping, eating out, housework, playing with friends etc. We try to listen to good music, and watch only uplifting TV/movies, if any at all. It is a day set aside for church worship and family time.
But, last week my 1/2 marathon happened to fall on a Sunday. Racing is something way out of the norm for a Sunday in our family.
We were driving home from the race and Halle said, “Mom, today is Sunday right?” I replied, “Yes it is.” She said, “But we’re not at church.” I hesitated in my reply b/c I was trying to think what I should tell her. But really there was no good answer. I had taught her that we attend church every Sunday, and here I was not “practicing what I preach.” Before I could answer her she blurts out,
“MOM–WHAT ABOUT JESUS??”
Talk about being put in my place…..and how right she is! Thanks Halle for reminding me of what is really important.