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Joined: 2006/8/25
Posts: 1658
Indiana USA

 Sunday morning attire

Some may say this is a joke and inappropriate for this site. I am not posting it as a joke. It is all too true and far too sad to seriously laugh about. But it is worth posting, for it is a strong commentary and may give us good reason to pause...and think.

One Sunday morning an old cowboy entered a church just before services were
to begin. Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly clean, he
wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were very worn and ragged. In his
hand he carried a worn out old hat and an equally worn out Bible.

The church he entered was in a very upscale and exclusive part of the city..
It was the largest and most beautiful church the old cowboy had ever seen.
The people of the congregation were all dressed with expensive clothes and

As the cowboy took a seat, the others moved away from him. No one greeted,
spoke to, or welcomed him. They were all appalled at his appearance and
did not attempt to hide it

As the old cowboy was leaving the church, the preacher approached him and
asked the cowboy to do him a favor. "Before you come back in here again,
have a talk with God and ask him what he thinks would be appropriate attire
for worship." The old cowboy assured the preacher he would.

The next Sunday, he showed back up for the services wearing the same ragged
jeans, shirt, boots, and hat. Once again he was completely shunned and
ignored. The preacher approached the man and said, "I thought I asked you
to speak to God before you came back to our church."

"I did," replied the old cowboy

"If you spoke to God, what did he tell you the proper attire should be for
worshiping in here?" asked the preacher.

"Well, sir, God told me that He didn't have a clue what I should wear. He
said He'd never been in this church."


 2008/4/10 12:47Profile

Joined: 2007/10/3
Posts: 68
Moorpark, CA

 Re: Sunday morning attire

Thank you, this is great, im gonna share this with friends. Lol.


 2008/4/10 14:11Profile


Yea... funny, but sadly all too true.


 2008/4/10 14:54

Joined: 2007/2/13
Posts: 135

 Re: Sunday morning attire

LOL, thats great! I love it!

Randy Lambert

 2008/4/10 23:30Profile

Joined: 2008/4/11
Posts: 82
Miami, FL


too funny and sadly true in some cases...


 2008/4/15 17:59Profile

Joined: 2004/4/5
Posts: 952

 Re: Sunday morning attire

Thanks T.J. for posting this.
It is true is a lot more places than we want to believe.
Bigger isn't always better!
God Bless

 2008/4/15 18:09Profile

Joined: 2007/1/30
Posts: 926


Clever but not funny.

I believe the scriptures tell us that we should dress modestly and not in ways that draw attention away from their character. Besides that, why should it matter how much starch is in our clothes?

 2008/4/15 20:15Profile

Joined: 2007/9/13
Posts: 1752


Hmmm. Good topic. I know that if anyone saw me in a suit, it would take away from my character. Some might even think that I have become "holier then thou" in doing so.

As long as it glorifies the sprit and not the flesh, who cares what people look like. I am not talking about looking like a reprobate and being disrespectful to the Lord, but worshiping in comfort where focus can be on the One who truly matters and not on outword, fleshly appearances.


 2008/4/15 20:38Profile

Joined: 2005/8/8
Posts: 258

 Re: Sunday morning attire

A friend who works in the health care field was sharing with me something she heard in a workshop she recently attended. The presenter said, It is impossible to show compassion to someone whom you are judging. You cannot do both at the same time. Of course she was applying it to patients but I thought how much this is also true in the spiritual. How can we have compassion on one's spiritual state if we are judging their carnal state, their appearance, their social status, financial status or any other humanly imagined qualities of importance?

 2008/4/15 21:48Profile

Joined: 2007/12/27
Posts: 4


Well, we are called to be discerning and compassionate, as such the premises that you cannot show compassion without judging something/someone is false.

 2008/4/16 0:43Profile

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