A while back there was this guy on my case who used to drive to my place in the evenings, he'll take me to the gym with him and then we would have drinks afterwards. We never went anywhere else but the day we made plans for dinner was the day I found him out. I decided to go to a different church, it was only my second time there but it was a small 'family' church and that's what I craved then. I was shocked to see that my date also attended that church but even more shocking was the sash across his body, more shocking still was that he's the head usher of the church, much more shocking was the three kids that ran to hug him after mass and the mousy-looking woman who happens to be his wife. Needless to say I never heard from him again.
I've often wondered how some people can live so carefreely and yet have such a close relationship with God. What I find even more baffling are those ones who are so so wrong yet just don't let that get it the way of their "spirituality". I honestly don't know whether to admire them or douse them with holy water!
Many years ago my friend was dating a married man, not exactly dating per se; occasionally sleeping with (for financial gains). It was baffling to my friend and I how after a night of dirrrty sex, the minute he wakes up in the morning, he would wake her up for morning prayers. Prayers could last anywhere between 30 minutes to 1 hour and this guy would seriously kabash, summon down all the angels and saints and would occasionally speak in tongues... It was the most absurd thing ever.
I thought he was a one-off, but then I saw something very similar on an episode of An African City so it seems his kind are many... And oh, a former colleague of mine was dating a married guy whose family lived outside town. They used to go for Night Vigils, deliverance services, anointing services and the usual Sunday services together. Just WHY?
Its always baffled me; I mean I just think about sex and it becomes almost impossible for me to pray or even look up at the sky, nay, ceiling, for the fear that I would see nostrils flaring, eyes emitting fire and God's hand threatening to slap me, yet someone else engages in it, in the most immoral forms possible, with persons order than his or her spouse and comes with that same person before God.
How do they do it...?
Since some people like to assume and presume, I always feel the need to clarify; I'm not judging anyone or the choices they make. My major concern right now is how someone is able to have such a strong Christian life regardless of how unholy or sexually immoral they are. I've Personnally asked a few and the answer I often get is "We are all sinners, no one is perfect before God", but...