I just came in from my morning walk.
My devotions led me to this.
I think we stumbled on to a solution.
Or maybe it is a confusion.
It was a busy day at morning worship.
We ordained and installed three elders to the class of 2024.
It was the first Sunday of the month so we celebrated Holy Communion.
The choir sang one of my top five as a prayer we needed. But it was 42 seconds longer than the average.
The preacher had to decide whether or not to edit.
He brought the whole load.
Here’s where it gets interesting.
We have fancy thermostats that are programmed to come on, and shut off, at optimal times.
The service went well past the optimal time.
Suddenly I noticed that I was getting hot!
I didn’t think about the fancy thermostats.
I thought about COVID-19.
That raised my temperature even more!
Someone overheard me say I was hot.
Before I got home the word reached the Cutie.
Her first action was to feel my forehead.
All that to say that a little something lurking in the background can take you down an interesting path.
I don’t have that virus.
All it took was a moment of reflection to get from the tension to the humor.
The crisis wasn’t one.
But it offered an insight about me that made me laugh.
And consider editing as a weightier option.
As our Friend listened to my tale about yesterday’s events he took it all in stride. We were, after all, walking. Then he smiled at me the way he does and said…
“That was a good sermon.”