A church had an unusual ritual every Sunday morning.
• Before the church sang the Doxology, they would stand up,
• everyone would turn to the right and face a blank white wall,
• and they would sang.
• Every Sunday they did this
• Finally a visitor to the church was confused and asked,
• “Why do you do this?”
No one knew. The only answer they could come up with was,
• “We’ve always done it this way.”
• But this answer did not satisfy the visitor.
• Other people were asked the same question. But they didn’t know
• Finally, an elderly man who had been a member longer than anyone else remembered the reason.
• It seems that at one time they didn’t have hymnals and the words to this song were painted on the large white wall.
• Everyone would stand, turned to the right facing the wall and sing.
• Over the years the words faded and the wall was repainted numerous times
• Yet no one remembered the significance for standing and turning toward the wall.