Going to church is an important part of my week. I enjoy seeing my church family, singing hymns, hearing the Bible readings, and listening to the messages in the sermon. For me, going to church is as important to my spiritual well-being as a healthy diet and regular exercise are important to my physical well-being.
But this weekend I skipped church to spend time with a friend. Sunday morning was the only time that she was free, and it had been so long since we’ve seen each other that I decided that making time to see her was more important than going to church.
Sometimes indulging is important to maintaining balance in your diet. Sometimes sleeping in is more important than fitting in your workout. And, yes, sometimes spending time with dear friends or family members is more important than going to church.