Sunday Expectations vs Reality
E X P E C T A T I O N S
Wake up refreshed from the weekend, leisurely get ready for church while brewing that perfect Sunday morning coffee.
On your drive home from church, make your mental to-do list of everything that needs to get done today and start immediately.
Go grocery shopping then come home with fresh ingredients to make a good, healthy lunch.
Take the dog on a nice long walk or play catch in the backyard for a bit. Enjoy the sunshine.
Do just a little bit of housework, like a load of laundry or the dishes.
Do something just for you – read on your book, watch a TV show, take a nice long bath.
Plan dinners for the rest of the week and make a new recipe you’ve been eyeing for dinner.
Enjoy a cozy evening in with food, wine and a movie.
Go to bed early to prepare for the week ahead.
R E A L I T Y
Wake up late, lie in bed checking Facebook and Instagram then realize what time it is and rush out of bed to get hurriedly ready for church. Maybe stop by Starbucks for some coffee if you have 1 minute to spare before the service starts, or just drink the free coffee at church.
On your drive home from church, make your mental to-do list of everything that needs to get done today and immediately get overwhelmed.
Ravage the fridge and pantry to find something, anything for lunch and realize you HAVE to go to Walmart before dinner.
Lie on the couch after lunch telling yourself you’ll get up and do something productive in just a minute …. accidentally fall asleep.
Wake up feeling even lazier than before, but realize you have to do something today – either go to Walmart or clean the house, but definitely not both.
Go to Walmart only to come home and realize you have no clue what you could make for dinner with the $100 of groceries you just bought. Put in a pizza.
Play with the dog for a few minutes in the backyard, then come in only to complain about how hot it is and how tired you are from the day.
Stay up way too late getting lost in your latest TV show (ahem-Orphan Black).
Go to bed thinking about all the stuff you didn’t get done today and will have to do throughout the week instead. Immediately feel overwhelmed and wonder why you didn’t use your day productively.
ALT. REALITY: Laze around in your pajamas all day, just not giving a damn.
Can I get an Amen?
You have my Amen! I think you were talking to me! But maybe another REALITY all together is the one where God smiles AT us and smiles ON us in spite of our failures and foibles simply because he loves us and thinks we look funny to him when we try to be ideally religious in an unreal world.
August 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm