Barry Tone had not been choir director at Utmost United Methodist Church for very long before he discovered an old, persistent problem. Choir members sometimes miss choir practice, but still want to sing on Sunday morning. Barry is a stickler for doing things right, so he works hard at every number the choir sings.
Last Sunday he had a right difficult number planned. So many choir members missed practice he cancelled his plan. Instead, the choir quickly worked up an old familiar hymn. Bea Flatt was mad. She said, "We ought to have a rule that if you don't come to choir practice you cannot sing on Sunday. Period." Bea tried to bring the matter to a vote but was talked out of it. Most of the choir members felt that such a rule would divide the choir too much. They are probably right. Most choir members have families, jobs, and heavy loads to carry. Anyway, it is a burden to make a rule for everybody when just one or two people are the problem.
Until next time,
Rhodes Crossing, GA