Ya - I remember those days as a child, when I was brought up in a Baptist Church, a very nice one, with lots of people who were well off, and dressed emaculately for church. The thing was coming from the family I did, with four brothers, we couldn't afford to dress so well. We dressed appropriately, but for some reason I never felt comfortable there - like I wasn't good enough. I suppose that is why there are churches out there like mine now. Churches totally devoted to reaching those outside the church, instead of focusing on those inside the church. Our minister explained to us the average age of people within the church is in the 60's and it is going up. To me this means Churches are not reaching the younger generation because they are not open to change. I understand that we are all different, and that we all need something a little different in our churches. I guess what I am trying to do is agree with you that it is not what we wear that God looks at, but I am also sort of disagreeing that I don't believe it is disrespectful to not feel comfortable dressing up for church. I feel God wants us to be ourselves.
- getting off the box now - sorry
Thanx - Tim
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. Proverbs 28:26