Sunday, October 25, 2009

On Being A Good Example

Our church practices fairly strict Sabbath Day observance.  No shopping, eating out, housework, playing with friends etc.  We try to listen to good music, and watch only uplifting TV/movies, if any at all.  It is a day set aside for church worship and family time.
But, last week my 1/2 marathon happened to fall on a Sunday.  Racing is something way out of the norm for a Sunday in our family. 
We were driving home from the race and Halle said, "Mom, today is Sunday right?" I replied, "Yes it is."  She said, "But we're not at church."  I hesitated in my reply b/c I was trying to think what I should tell her.  But really there was no good answer.  I had taught her that we attend church every Sunday, and here I was not "practicing what I preach." Before I could answer her she blurts out,
"MOM--WHAT ABOUT JESUS??" 
Talk about being put in my place.....and how right she is!  Thanks Halle for reminding me of what is really important. 

 

2 comments:

Susan said...

I hate it when that happens!

Rudy Rukus said...

Bless our kids. They just give it to us all the time. Um good for you for running though! That is so awesome!