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My watch quit, at seven seconds after 5:16 p.m. I can be absolutely precise about the time, because I consulted my watch several times over the next few hours. I can’t imagine why I kept checking my watch, when I knew it would give me the wrong time, but I did. Time seems, for some reason, to be important for me.
Finally, I gave up fighting the inevitable; I went to a watch store and got a new battery. My watch is working fine again.
So why, I wonder, do some church-goers prefer to live with their clocks stopped? Why won’t they do, for their faith and doctrine, what they do for their watches?
Categories: Soft Edges
Tags: watches, clocks, prayer books, Lord's Prayer