This morning when I woke-up at 5:30 and was gently caressing my phone and it’s ability to bring my facebook in my darkened bedroom I ran across this article: Mormon Manners.
I. WAS. SHOCKED by the comments.
And really, how rarely am I shocked?
I know, it’s rare.
Honestly, one of my very favorite thing at church is to look around and see all of these people trying their hardest to do the right thing. I mean, in coming to church we have made a large step towards doing the right things. We have NO idea what those people have left at home in order to come to church. There have been weeks where the only thing I can do was placate with cheerios and pray that they weren’t insane. There are other weeks where I turn Nazi and provide timeouts in a classroom if the kids weren’t up to snuff.
There are so many crazy situations out there where we have no idea what those families are doing or where they are coming from. It’s never our obligation nor opportunity to judge them.
Anyway, just my two cents. And honestly if you NEEDED to read an article about appropriate manners at church maybe you should consider your own conversion. Yes, we know we shouldn’t text, or leave before the meeting has ended with a prayer. Things happen, and everyone is their own self.