Weekly Lesson

One Sunday morning an old cowboy entered a church just before service 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 accessories. As the cowboy took a seat, the others moved away from him. No one greeted, spoke or welcomed him.

They were all appalled at his appearance and did not attempt to hide it. As the cowboy was leaving the church, the preacher approached him and asked the cowboy to do him a favor. "Before you come back here again, have a talk with God and ask him what he thinks is the 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, hat and boots. Once again he was completely shunned and ignored. The preacher approached him and said, I thought I asked you to speak to God before coming back to our church." "I did, replied the old cowboy. "If you did speak to God, what did he tell you about the proper attire should be for worshipping 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 here before".                                             

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