Below is the first segment of a post by Pastor Chris Elrod. Love his words!
Yoda was right - "Do or do not....there is no try!"
July 13, 2010
by Chris Elrod
There are very few phrases that get my blood boiling more than someone saying they will try to come to church. It especially puts me in “punch you in the face” mode when it comes from a person that is an occasional church attender. They might as well just say, “I’m a big wussy that would rather feed my immaturity than to give God any kind of quality time. I have not grown up…I am a child…and you should spank my bottom like a toddler!” Try is such a stupid word. Anyone can try…at anything. Try is the word of a loser that has no intention of giving it their best shot and pulling out all of the stops to make it happen. Try is a word that appeases a tense conversation with no real commitment attached to it. When you use the word try in connection with church attendance…you just sound like an idiot. Either you will come to church or not….there’s no try. It’s not like you are fighting off terrorists, rabid badgers and 30-foot tidal waves to make it to church.
Let’s be honest…going to church in the United States in the 21st Century is not a real difficult task.
Click here for the rest of the article on Chris Elrod's site.