Churches are meant to be God’s house, a place of worship where all are welcome. The only caveat that should exist is a desire to practice one’s faith.
Yet there is a startling trend among some churches that drift too far from God’s teachings. These places of worship insist that their patrons adorn expensive attire to attend service.
Conservative Tribune shared a funny story about a cowboy who has the last laugh.
Read how it happened below.
One Sunday morning an old cowboy entered a church just before services were to begin. Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly clean, he wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were very worn and ragged.
In his hand he carried a worn out old hat and a equally worn out Bible. The church he entered was in a very upscale and exclusive part of the city. It was the largest and most beautiful church the old cowboy had ever seen. The people of the congregation were all dressed with expensive clothes and accessories.
As the cowboy took a seat, the others moved away from him. No one greeted, spoke to or welcomed him. They were all appalled at his appearance and did not attempt to hide it.
As the old cowboy was leaving the church, the preacher approached him and asked the cowboy to do him a favor: “Before you come back in here again, have a talk with God and ask him what he thinks would be appropriate attire for worship.”
The old cowboy assured the preacher he would.
But the next Sunday, he showed back up for the services wearing the same ragged jeans, shirt, boots and hat.
Once again he was completely shunned and ignored. The preacher approached the man and said, “I thought I asked you to speak to God before you came back to our church.”
“I did,” replied the old cowboy.
“If you spoke to God, what did he tell you proper attire should be for worshiping in here?” asked the preacher.
“Well, sir, God told me that He didn’t have a clue what I should wear. He said He’d never been in here before.”
Ouch! What a comeback.
In failing to realize the true purpose of church, it seems that this congregation is the one truly in need of a make-over.
A man should be judged by his soul, not by his appearance or the clothing on his back.
After-all… Jesus did wear sandals.
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