The Atlanta Business Chronicle announced the findings of a study that was conducted at Turner Field (and other baseball parks across the country) The findings were that most men skip hand washing at the ball park.
Only 65 percent of guys at Turner Field washed their hands — worst among the public venues in the study
First of all, creepy. Who is sitting in the restroom doing this study? Apparently they observed the behavior of 6028 adults, who appeared to be age 18 and older. Wow. Can you add “observe bathroom behavior” to your resume?
However, Turner Field also brought out the best in women’s hand washing among all venues with 98 percent of female Braves fans washing their hands.
If you’ve followed my blog for long, you know that I tend to relate current events and news stories to my life and the Church. I started to think about how many times I forget to wash up. At the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus is talking about personal relationships and throws this grenade in the room:
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5:23
I understand that this isn’t a perfect comparison, but think about that the next time you are coming before God with offerings of praise. Is there anything that you need to go and make straight before you get before God? Are you forgetting to wash up? Are you clean?