I’ve just been to a betting shop. A pastor said I had to.
The pastor concerned was my colleague Graeme, who asked all of us on the Church Council to spend twenty minutes in a betting shop before our next Council meeting – where we’ll be talking about how newcomers feel at church. Graeme suspected that what we’d feel at a betting shop might be quite similar to what someone not used to church might feel at worship.
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5 Responses to “My Pastor told me to go to a betting shop”
Does that mean that the offering will now operate as a sweepstake?
That doesn’t seem like a bad idea.
It would be great to be able to watch the rugby or football while leading the Sunday afternoon youth group.
Church is nothing like a betting shop. I usually* leave a betting shop with more money than I started with. I usually leave Church at least a fiver down.
*I have only ever placed bets twice. Both times the horses in question made it round Aintree without having to be shot.
Sarah H says:
Gosh I do hope it’s not the same as the feeling when I went into a Casino in Canada. the place was full of desperate lost and angry people. I really would hope our church wasn’t like that…