First Church Year #34: Sickness
So, Saturday I went to see my Tennessee Volunteers in their home opener. We got there in time to get drenched by rain. Naturally, we left our ponchos in the truck, along with my hat.
What does that have to do with the First Church Series? Everything this week.
I woke up yesterday with my nose running and feeling wiped out. This is not normal, even after staying out late for a ball game. I tweeted out that I felt like “crude” (auto-correct won’t catch that) and that I thought I was coming down with the crud. There has been a little viral thing that seems to be going around over the past few weeks.
Here’s the thing: I could have made it to church. The problem is that I would have been sitting around people while I was sniffing and snorting and wiping my nose. I know how I feel when people are around me doing that. I wish that they had stayed home.
If it had been a work day, I would have gone to work and pushed through. Sometimes, though, I think I should have stayed home from work. However, I’m the manager of my team and I have this sense that I have to be there, even though they do a great job when I’m not there.
If I had been the pastor of the church, I would have gone and preached. I did go to the campground I serve at and spoke there. I did have “church” in a sense that I met with fellow believers and we looked at God’s word together and prayed together.
My question, today, is where is the line between staying home when you don’t feel your best and pressing on to go church?