One Sunday morning an old biker entered
a church just before services were to begin.
Although the old man and his clothes were
spotlessly clean, he wore jeans, a denim shirt
and boots that were very worn and ragged.
In his hand he carried a worn out old leather
jacket and an equally worn out bible.
The church he entered was in a very upscale
and exclusive part of the city. It was the largest
and most beautiful church the old biker had ever
The people of the congregation were all dressed
with expensive clothes and accessories. As the
biker took a seat, the others moved away from him.
No one greeted, spoke to, or welcomed him.
They were all appalled at his appearance and
did not attempt to hide it.
The preacher gave a long sermon about Hellfire and
brimstone and a stern lecture on how much money
the church needed to do God's work. As the old biker
was leaving the church, the preacher approached
him and asked the biker to do him a favor. "Before
you come back in here again, have a talk with God
and ask him what He thinks would be appropriate
attire for worship."
The old biker assured the preacher he would.
The next Sunday, he showed back up for the services
wearing the same ragged jeans, shirt, boots, and
Once again he was completely shunned and ignored.
The preacher approached the man and said, "I thought
I asked you to speak to God before you came back t
o our church."
"I did," replied the old biker. "
"If you spoke to God, what did he tell you the proper
attire should be for worshiping in here?" asked the
"Well, sir, God told me that He didn't have a clue what
I should wear. He says He's never been here before."