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  • Writer's pictureJack Hager

>Decorate the Foyer While the Ship Sinks?

>Again, as I laugh at this 1963 comic, it is mixed with a sigh as I think of pastors and other church leaders who are so beset by “gardening committees” that they struggle to find time and energy to focus on the Biblical mandates for the church.

“Oh, yes, pastor; let’s make everything look pretty so our visitors (who we will never invite) are impressed! We’ll buy the plants, and dig the holes, and we’ll form a watering committee…what? Excuse me? No, I don’t have time to attend a Bible study/prayer meeting/ or to take a meal to a shut-in.”

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