Boy did John catch some flak today at our High Priest’s meeting.
Here he is a former 2nd counselor in the Bishopric wearing a blue shirt to church. It turned into a feeding frenzy – everyone had to give John a bad time about wearing a blue shirt to church. Of course they all ignored David who hasn’t worn a white shirt to church in 30 years. John of course defended himself by telling us it was the only clean shirt he had, and he did have a nice tie on. But the wrath of the quorum was upon him.
What’s the deal with this? Our Stake President has asked us to wear white shirts, especially for the young men administrating the Sacrament. But I think we have taken this too far. You can always spot the non-member / investigator at church, they’re the ones in jeans and a shirt, or some casual atire. They must really feel uncomfortable coming in and seeing our "Sunday dress".
What’s wrong with relaxing the "rules" and letting women come in slacks, men in casual shirts and no ties? Does that really take away from our worship?
I really appreciated Wade’s comment in H.P. quorum when he said "We should be more conserned that we are white on the inside, not our blue shirts on the outside."