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I don't like pineapple, so I am not going to church!

It is true...I do not like pineapple.  I have never really liked it, and I still do not like it today.

That does NOT stop my lovely wife of 22 years from asking if I want some pineapple, or making a statement that we "have" some pineapple in the refrigerator.  I just DO NOT like it!!!

I have tried it fresh, and can tolerate it.  I have tried it frozen, and it is okay as part of a smoothie, etc.  I have eaten it cold, warm, and even hot on a pizza.  I just cannot come to an acquired taste for the yellowish almost crunchy fruit.  What is funny though...I love the pineapple hard candies!

What does that have to do with going to church?  Well, it is simple really.  Many people at our congregation like to eat pineapple.  There are those that will eat it fresh, those that will eat it canned, and even some that will eat it upside down on a cake...that is right isn't it?  

Kind of reminds me of a book that I used to love to read as a child about colored eggs!

Because these people will eat pineapple, I do not want to be around them. That is a logical concept isn't it?  WRONG!  That is NOT correct.  I have no Biblical basis to state such a thing, nor can I implement it as something that is truth.

If that is the case, then why do some folks contend that because they don't like something about you, about the Bible study class, about the order of worship, about the people sitting behind, beside, or in front of them, the direction that the eldership has placed on our reverence and respect toward God in attitude, attire, and attributes of worship that are required, and so on that they just don't want to go to church today?

It saddens me when I hear/see this type of attitude among brethren.  Just because I don't "like" something that may be a scriptural doctrine, or may be a tradition of the church, I do not have any place, authority, or ability to place my feelings, or desires above that of Gods.

After all, didn't God invent pineapple anyway?

   “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24–25, NKJV)