An important lesson on what to wear to church

Running The Race


I got this via email this morning and thought it was worth sharing. The intent, I think, is for this to be humorous but there is an important biblical message here.

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 accessories. As the cowboy took a seat, the others moved away from him. No one greeted, spoke to, or welcomed him. They were…

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7 thoughts on “An important lesson on what to wear to church

  1. A powerful message in there despite the humor. I met a ragged young man with piercings and tattoos and in a matter of ten minutes I knew I had met someone who lived by the words of Christ. It was a profound experience, I never forgot.

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  2. It proves Jesus loves us all, no-matter what. When I first started going to church, I had just moved from my campervan to a ramshackle shack and did not really have any clothes. Except what was in the campervan.

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    1. He loves what’s on the inside. I had very poor self-acceptance when I first started going to church…the outer stuff was kind of a struggle for me. Self-acceptance came later in my faith process and it is a wonderful gift.

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