It’s Not about Whether You Did or Did Not Go To Church

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Today is Sunday and I know the chances that I am going to get the “Did you go to church” question asked is like 100%. That is a Nigerian thing. It’s like the very act of going to church is the most important thing a Christian must do every Sunday!

Tell someone you did not go to church and they will look at you like you are a member of boko-haram. Tell then you went to church (even though you may be lying) and you will be hugged and kissed as if you are a fallen angel from heaven. But over time, I have found the church question quite annoying, frustrating and but most importantly irrelevant.

Irrelevant, because it is the wrong question to ask.

You see it’s not about whether you did or did not go to church on Sunday, the real question is whether you demonstrated the lessons typically taught in church to those around us. Whether you helped someone in need of help, hugged someone in need of a hug, smiled at someone in need of a smile and supported someone in need of support. That’s what matters…not that other “did you go to church question!”

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11 comments on “It’s Not about Whether You Did or Did Not Go To Church

  1. @ Ofili! Are you now an atheist? With your “tone” towards church ish these days…. Anyway, I guess you didn’t go to church. *tongue out*. Just kidding. You’re right. It’s not about “going to church” but about practicing the lessons learnt in church in order to be a better person and ultimately contribute to better society.

  2. Ofili! Are you now an atheist? With your “tone” towards church ish these days…. Anyway, I guess you didn’t go to church. *tongue out*. Just kidding. You’re right. It’s not about “going to church” but about practicing the lessons learnt in church in order to be a better person and ultimately contribute to better society.

  3. Nneka Oladimeji on said:

    I feel the same way about the “have you eaten?” question. Sometimes I jiggle my Michelin folds and ask “do these look malnourished?” That shuts them up.

  4. Hahaha reminds me of Jigga’s saying ‘you don’t need to go to church to know your God’. For me, I think it is about aspiring to be Christ-like. Go to church everyday and you can still let the devil rule your life!

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