What’s The Matter With Mrs. Craig?

A Nashville newspaper carried a tongue-in-cheek story about Mrs. Lila Craig who hasn’t missed attending church in 1,040 Sundays although she is in her eighties.

The editor commented, “It makes one wonder, what’s the matter with Mrs. Craig? Doesn’t it ever rain or snow in her town on Sunday? Doesn’t she ever have unexpected company? How is it that she never goes anywhere on Saturday night so that she’s too tired to attend the worship service the next morning? Doesn’t she ever ‘beg off’ to attend picnics or family reunions, or have headaches, colds, nervous spells, or tired feelings? Doesn’t she ever oversleep or need time to read her Sunday newspaper? Hasn’t she ever become angry at the minister or had her feelings hurt by someone and felt justified in staying home to hear a good sermon on the radio or TV?

What’s the matter with Mrs. Craig anyway?

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