Thursday, March 18, 2010

Churches and the Chronically Ill

Churches could do one simple thing to help "the least of these" who are chronically ill. Hold evening services on Sunday. Many chronically ill folks just cannot do things earlier in the day. However, they can work up to an evening event. Yet, so few churches have this option. Moreover, many of us who are not chronically ill are not "morning people" and prefer services later in the day. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that the early Christians met in the morning. We are not told when they met nor are we commanded to meet in the morning.


  1. Amen to that brother!!! Even mid-afternoon would be great. Many chronically ill people`s high energy point is mid-afternoon. But I would take evening service if available. Imagine, I could actually have a church life! A blessing so taken for granted by healthy people.

  2. Considering that the first disciples met in homes, I think we can assume that there were many evening services as the homeowners were busy during the day.