I push past the tall mahogany doors, withdrawing my ID from the scanner. Brushing past the various people in suits, I find an empty seat in a nice secluded area. Upon inspecting those around me, I find an opening to reach into my backpack and bring out a Nintendo 3DS.
I don’t really do chapel. Not that it’s bad or anything, it’s just boring. Sure, hearing people preach about God at seminary is the way it should be but isn’t it kind of redundant? I go to class and hear preaching. I go to another class and study the Bible. I go to a third class and pick apart a sermon. Another class, we talk about Ryan Gosling and MTV.
Youth ministry class. You know, pop culture and all that. What the kids are into.
Let’s be honest: after all those classes of the Bible, I don’t really want to go to a chapel, which is basically church, and hear more. By that point, I’m ready to see if my Charmander learned Fire Blast or not. Because, you know, that’s way more important.
Plus, I go to church on Sunday. My school has chapel three days a week. That’s like, four days of church. It’s like taking an extra amount of holy in one week! At this rate, I should be a saint by the time I finish school!
On top of that, I have all this homework. It’s totally sanctified to do seminary work during chapel, right? I’ll probably come across the verses the preacher touches on, especially if the Spirit is really moving.
But this guy preaching today, he’s legit. He is like a tank, firing off spiritual torpedoes at everyone in the audience. I realize after my 3DS lights up, saying all my Pokemon fainted, that I had listened to the entire sermon. I can’t help but stand and applaud the rad preaching that just occurred in front of me.
Maybe chapel really is not all that bad. If folks have to work on Sunday, poor heathens, they will get a nice hour to relax and hear some good preaching. Or sleep. And I spend the hour on Facebook than working on my paper. Not to mention my Charmander won’t learn Fire Blast for another 30 levels.
Instead of taking chapel for granted, I should appreciate what my school does to keep the student body focused on God and get some kind of Bible study in amidst the chaotic schedules seminary brings.
Hey! A wild Pikachu!