When you look at a clock on Sunday and it reads 4:00 pm, you should be at home. You should be wearing your sweatpants and excitedly waiting for dinner to get out of the oven in an hour.
Instead, we look at the clock every Sunday at 4:00 pm and think, “Just forty more minutes. I’m starving.” And for half an hour we listen to four talks with exactly the same theme. Usually very good talks, but it is hard to pay attention when you want to be taking your Sunday afternoon nap.
Going to church gets harder when your meetings are so late and the last hour is sacrament meeting. Sometimes I try and convince Chip to start crying and fussing at 4 so that we can go home early, pour me a Diet Coke, and put some food in my belly. However, he is a good boy and makes it through the block every week.
All I am trying to say is that there is a time and a season for all things, and 1:40-4:40 is not the time for church. That’s nap time.
Currently listening to: “I Have Work Enough To Do” by Josephine Pollard and William J. Kirkpatrick