Musings from a reconstructed liberal clergyperson of the United Methodist/United Church of Christ persuasion
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I was appointed as a student pastor to a circuit of four Methodist churches. My first Sunday, I preached at Isabella Methodist Church. The Jenkins family was in attendance. That evening I preached at Maplesville and lo and behold the Jenkins showed up. I preached the same sermon I preached that morning. Following the Service I did something I have never done since; I apologized to the family for having to hear the same sermon twice. Carl said, "Preacher, I always tell my wife that if the soup is good the first time, it's good warmed over." I thanked him for that. Later, I realized that he never said it was good the first time. Maybe you've heard my story about my visit to Spain before. If so, I hope you will still find something in it that will brighten your day.