Just this afternoon while returning from church, I had a chat with a friend. He’s presently out of the country and because of his peculiar location, I was curious how his sunday morning turned out. Here’s an excerpt from our conversation:
Friend: How was service?
Me: Twas great
Me: I imagine you couldn’t be in church today?
Friend: Yes. I don’t even know where a church is
Me: Eyah. I think a search on the internet could have helped
Friend: I just thought of that now that u mentioned it. And even if I did, I won’t go if it’s not (mentions Church A) or (Church B)
Me: *mild scowl* You’re welcome. But why only Church A or Church B?
Friend: U don’t try out churches in a predominantly ******* society. U go to a place you are sure about *laughs*
Me: excuse *laughs*
Friend: I’m actually serious; not an excuse *laughs*
Me: mo ti gbo (I’ve heard you/point taken)
Interesting. Are you like my friend who’s placed a personal restriction on the churches he’d attend irrespective of proximity or location (“it’s either church xyz or no church at all”)? Or are you in the “If I find a nearby church, it’s fine. I can attend and it’s no big deal” category?
I’d love to hear from you. Are you comfortable with the idea of ‘experimenting’ with churches? Why or why not? Maybe you’ve deliberately visited several places of worship just to ‘check them out’? How did it go? Do you even think it should matter at all?
Issues like this have no right or wrong answers so feel free to share your thoughts as we examine this subject together. Anonymous comments are welcome as well. I can’t wait to read your opinions! What’s your take on this?
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