Showing up at a function for the first time in a long time, I was warmly welcomed.
So warmly, that I wondered why in the heck was I not "rounded up" to return when I went missing.
Fortunately for me, I gave birth some 50 years ago to a woman who turned out to be smarter than I !
As I whined, philosophically, to her about my "perceived neglect", my darling daughter sighed.
"Mom," she said. "I think you have forgotten why we became Presbyterians: our attendance is not required."
Ahh, the beauty and freedom of those words.
"Your attendance is not required."
Attendance is optional.
There really is nothing on earth like Freedom of Worship.
Loving life and appreciating your call at this blog,
I only whine philosophically.