As my family and I were discussing whether or not we should move to the Sunday PM Worship service at our church, my nine-year-old daughter asked if she would be required to wear a dress? (Currently, Sunday mornings are for dresses, while choir on Sunday night calls for more casual attire.)
My daughter’s delima (as it turns out) was rooted in her belief that the Bible explicitly commands us to dress our best when we go to church. So I posed the following question to my wife . . .
Why are we to dress our best when we go to church?
Her reply . . .
“Our bodies are God’s temple. We should treat them accordingly. This also means dressing our best and being holy before God.”
To which I offered . . .
“But John the Baptist was holy, and he looked like crap.”
Her [final] response:
“Yes. But I’m not John the Baptist’s mother.”
Next Sunday, I guess we’re all wearing a dress to church.