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  Think about it... 

How is it that a $20 bill looks so big when you take it to church, but so small when you take it to the mall?

How is it that a couple of hours spent at church seem so long, but how short they are when watching a movie?

How is it that we can't think of anything to say when we pray, but don't have difficulty thinking of things to talk about to a friend?

How is it that we get thrilled when a baseball game goes into extra innings, but we complain when a sermon is longer than usual?

How is it that we find it hard to read a chapter in the Bible, while we find it so easy to read 100 pages of a best-selling novel?

How is it that people want to get a front seat at any game or concert, but insist on standing at the back of the church during the services?

How is it that we need two or three weeks' advance notice to fit a church event into our schedule, but we can adjust our schedule for other events at the last moment?

How is it that people find it difficult to learn a simple gospel well enough to tell others, while these same people have no problem understanding and repeating gossip?

How is it that we follow our doctor's orders, but disregard what our priest tells us?

How is it that everyone wants to go to heaven, provided they do not have to believe, or to think, or to say, or to do anything?

How is it that you can send a thousand jokes through e-mail, and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing?

Think about it.

Adapted from a piece floating in cyberspace.

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