Everytime you see a movie or TV show that shows s criminal going into church to kill someone or the elderly mother going in to pray it is usually in the daytime and the church is always open.
There was a time when all churches kept their doors open all day for people to meditate, then items of value began to be taken from the church, homeless were sleeping in the church pews. As a result churches have to lock their doors.
Yesterday my 5 kids and I went to our parish in Seaford an hour and a half before the 5:30 to look at a memorial wall because we were going to post a leaf on the Giving Tree in memory of their mom and my bride and I needed help with the wording.
The doors were locked and not opened until 4:30 when confessions begin. I thought this was a shame. Growing up as an altar boy, and going to church with my parents and my kids as I became an adult the doors were always open.
I just can’t understand why people would vandalize anything, but especially a Church of God. What the heck are they being taught at home, is their hatred that much they must take it out on a place of worship.
It’s no secret to those who know me that I am at this time with the loss of my loved one at a young age, exactly in a spiritual mode, but damaging a place of worship is not on my list of how to vent my frustrations.
What is our society becoming?