Where Pastors Need To Park It
Some churches have handy little signs to guide visitors in the parking lot as they pull in from the street.
That one seems fairly benign. Kind of classy-looking, too. The next one adds a little humor to the sign, so the visitors can chuckle as they drive on looking for a place to park.
Because after all, which person is more important to that church? The pastor’s wife or the single mom wrangling three kids out of the house and into her 12 year old mini-van, handing them a box of cold cereal to share on their way to church, hoping they won’t be late … again.
If those visitors ever come to this next sign, though, I hope they take it as a sign they should just turn the car around and go home, because that’s the message it’s sending.
Welcome to our church.
While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples, “Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.” (Luke 20:45-47.)