Saturday Night Live doesn’t always nail it.
This time I think they did.
Check out this promotional video for an annual Christmas church service:
So… can we laugh at ourselves?
In my opinion, the humor isn’t found in just one side of this. I saw comments on Twitter when it aired like “…and that’s why I won’t go to church. Such hypocrites there!”
Meanwhile, the video itself begins, “It’s Christmas, and you know what that means: It’s time for your annual trip to church with your parents!”
That in itself has it’s own sense of satirical confrontation to the nominal faith of many people who profess God to be “God” and yet put him at a very non-God place on their priority list.
I did that for many years growing up. I was the angry, apathetic non-believing teen.
Now on the other end as a pastor, I’d like to think I can still own whatever gaps I have going on these days in my life.
It’s Christmas. Don’t just give God your best this time of year. Use it as an on-ramp to something genuine all year.
Yes, every Church on this side of heaven is imperfect. Still, Jesus has faith in us. How about we put a little faith in each other and this ragamuffin, Christ-centered community He’s created for us to grow in?