Thinking Out Loud

July 8, 2013

If You’re That Sick, Skip Church

Filed under: Church — Tags: , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 6:39 am

I admire your dedication.

Your willingness to get out of bed early on Sunday morning to not miss participating as an usher, choir member or Sunday school teacher is commendable.

But your coughing and sneezing — and attempts at suppressing coughs and sneezes — rather ruined the service for me and left me wondering if I’m going to contract what you already have.

And you know you have it, because you spent the entire sermon with your head turned on an angle away from me and toward the center aisle.  And knowing that you know you were sick also left me wondering why you participated in the “shaking hands” section of the service.

Next time, stay home.

Skip church.

God understands; your team members understand. And they would rather you stayed home, too.

Pour yourself a nice warm drink.

Or get some sunshine in the backyard.

But don’t come to church.

Just stay home.



  1. Wholeheartedly AGREE!

    Comment by Pat Pope — July 8, 2013 @ 10:30 am

  2. This is really funny.

    Comment by thebridgechicago — July 9, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    • Not sure we were going for humor in this piece, but thanks for writing.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — July 9, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

      • I just meant that in an “it’s funny cause it’s true” way. I really appreciated the post.

        Comment by thebridgechicago — July 10, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

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