I was once watching a sports announcer on television as he offered his view of something that had happened in the sports world. I don’t recall whether he was talking about a certain player, a particular team or a play that he was describing, but his opinion of what had happened was quite negative. He ended with these words—“Easy for me to say! I’m wearing makeup!”
This was a clever way of acknowledging that he realized that he wasn’t the one competing; he was merely an observer. It is easy to be critical; it is difficult to actually play the sport.
It is easy for church members to sit in the pew and complain about what is going on. It’s much harder to join in the action and try to make a difference.
“Do everything without grumbling or arguing.”—Philippians 2:14