It’s 6 p.m. and we’re still in church?

It’s Sunday afternoon and I’m in the mood for a little comic relief. The video clips below bring back memories. I love black churches. I have attended them all my life. My daughters, however, aren’t feeling the two- and three-hour services that are traditional in some black churches.

As their mom, I don’t care where they go to church, as long as they are living their faith in their daily lives. My parents made sure we were in Sunday School and church every Sunday.

My mother told my sister and I that if we partied on Saturday night we were going to church on Sunday morning while living in her house. Looking back on it, I’m glad my parents took us to church. They didn’t send us, we went as a family. Sure there were times I didn’t want to go, but I cherish those memories of church and the firm foundation of faith we established.

As a teenager, I looked forward to choir rehearsals, revivals, youth meetings and summer camp with Juanita Greene! There was Christian Youth Fellowship every Sunday evening, followed by a softball game, tennis or a trip to Baskin-Robbins. Back in those days, ice cream cones were less than a dollar.

I understand why young families don’t want to stay in church all day or be there every day. And I don’t think God is counting how many minutes we spend in church. We all know people who spend every waking hour at church but don’t behave like Christians. Hello somebody.

Black churches have been a constant force in our lives. We go to church to fellowship with other believers. Yet we can all remember those funny times in church. Happy Sunday ya’ll.

Actor and stand up comic Gary Owen so right in this clip. LOL.

Here’s another classic from Steve Harvey about going to church every day of the week when he was growing up.

I can’t forget my Omega brother Ricky Smiley. You can tell he spent a lot of time in black churches growing up. In this clip he talks about emotions overflowing. That reminds me of the time I was hit in the leg by a friend who started shouting while wearing platform shoes. After that, I always kept my distance from Reggie. LOL. Fair warning, you may be on the floor after this one.