Our church is fond of teaching us that the Sunday service, especially the worship, is the ‘Gate of Heaven’. Most weeks we are told that it should be the highlight of our week, and that what we receive on Sunday should ‘get us through’ the rest of the week.
Well now I have definitive proof that this is not so.
My little boy today spent the entire worship session complaining.
“Shhh – quiet please”, I’d request when he became too loud or boisterous. He’s allowed to run around, but not in such a way that other people get too disturbed by it.
“But Mummy, I’m boooorrreed…. It’s boorrring…. Mummy, I’m soo boorrred… Can I go now???… When can we go???…” he’d reply.
If this service was the ‘Gate of Heaven’ there’s no way my son would be this bored. He’d be blown away! He wouldn’t be begging to leave.
So I wish they’d stop teaching this ‘Gate of Heaven’ rubbish about the Sunday service, or that it’s supposed to get us through the week. It’s great when its good, but if my access to God was dependent upon my participation in the service, I’d be in a pretty sorry place.