How many self-professed Christians only desire to eat the frosting and sprinkles of their version of the faith? They want the love and the forgiveness and the warm-fuzzies. They want God the "daddy" but not necessarily God the Father. They want boyfriend Jesus but not the Lord and King of all. The visible church today often presents Christianity as nothing but a sickeningly sweet, emotionally-driven pseudo-faith. Nobody wants the "dough"—the talk of sin, repentance, seeking holiness and righteousness. No, that is far less enticing than the frosting and sprinkles offered by so many pastors and churches.
Now, I realize this illustration is breaking down, especially if we consider that there really is no part of a doughnut that contains lasting nutritional value, but I think you get my point. Sadly, it seems that there are fewer and fewer pastors who seek to preach the Word in its glorious entirety, whether or not it is popular to do so. We are thankful for these faithful men.
Well, I don't know about you but I could really go for a doughnut right now! It's okay, go ahead and run to your local Dunkin Donuts, but bring that doughnut back here to enjoy it alongside your week in review (kind of):