I have my pastor's wife on facebook, and she made a comment last night.
"Only about 40 people in church tonight for ASH WEDNESDAY. Seriously. I don't get it."
There were a couple comments agreeing with her, and a few that disagreed and were kinda upset. B/c they had things going that they honestly could not make it. And I'm with them, I live 20min from my church, and I don't have a vehicle. I didn't comment b/c I don't want to get in the middle of it. But to me it was kind of upsetting. They are judging people that are unable to make it to church. She also added this comment later
"Sure, the world doesn't stop, simliar to a sunday, but there were plenty of people who could have went! People these days just need to MAKE time for church and go. W...e choose to do too much and push God aside. I've got feelings for this issue. I pray my kids do not become too busy for church!"
Honestly-I think it's inappropriate for the pastors wife to talk like this on facebook. I somewhat agree that people can make more time for church, but you can't judge if you don't know the real reasons they are not there. For instance-me-no ride. What do you think?
Answer by laura970 at 10:54 AM on Mar. 10, 2011
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Answer by mamacita69930 at 1:15 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
Pastor's families are more often held to a higher standard than others (which is why we have the preacher's-kid syndrome). My dad is a pastor and I can tell you that the pastor's wife probably felt that her husband's hard work (those sermon's don't just throw themselves together) was being slighted and I'm sure that Ash Wednesday is a pretty important church day. Sure, you had a good reason not to go, but she also had a good point - a lot of people don't go to church because they would rather do something else (no judgement from me on that one, I'm the same way). Anyway, I would think that as the preacher's wife she should show more discretion than just a typical busy-body church lady so I can see the fault there, but I can also see her point in something that is very important to her is not so important to a lot of other people.
Answer by scout_mom at 11:04 AM on Mar. 10, 2011
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