Here's an interesting thought (or set of thoughts). I was reading Andy Bryan's blog -- he wrote today about Control. Here are a couple of quotes:
When you cannot control the big things, controlling the little things takes on enormous importance...This axiom explains some of why people complain about what seem like trivial issues, especially in church....And so people at church will complain about … just about anything – from the color of paint on the walls to the music choices for worship to the seating arrangement of the choir, and so on and so on.Think about that -- haven't you ever wondered how the small, trivial items get to be so huge in a church -- like the color of the paint? Maybe it's because as the church changes, those who feel threatened by the change feel a loss of control over the BIG things, so they focus on what they think they CAN control?