My friend Rev. Rose has written a post on her blog talking about her children’s reactions to church.
Well, the one time I tried to complain about going to church, I got the quote that I’m using as the title of this post. (my guess is that some of you might have gotten that response too) And I am glad that that’s what my parents told me.
Church matters. Especially to the young. It’s on the days that they think they aren’t learning anything that they learn the most. It’s the place that really encourages them to be their better selves. And it’s the place that re-enforces the values that their parents are trying to instill.
Every year after GA I normally thank my parents for raising me the way that they did. Church every week might have been tiresome (sometimes), but as Proverbs says: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” So even if I go a few weeks without going to a UU church, I’m going to church somewhere.