A preacher was asked to define “faithful attendance at worship.” He replied that the best way to understand it was to apply the same standards of faithfulness that we do in other areas of our life. Consider the examples he gave:

If your car started one out of three times, would you consider it faithful? If the paperboy missed Monday and Thursday, would those papers be missed? If you didn’t show up at work two or three times a month, would your boss call you faithful? If you attend worship only often enough to show some interest but not often enough to get involved are you faithful? It bears some serious thought.