Sunday, 14 February 2010

We make plans.. God laughs!

Put a lot into the sermon this week - wanted to really open this story to a congregation that is having trouble seeing a future & is fearful of change. Read, wrote, prayed, re-write, talked to friends, read, re-wrote.. etc.

Then on Friday, as part of an attempt to get more healthy I went for a long-ish brisk walk in some boots I thought were broken in, Result - 2 very raw heels & I can't put shoes on this morning. So I had to preach in the only backless shoes I have - some flowery clogs. Result - no-one remembers a word I said - everyone goes home discussing my feet. Minister is kept humble - and a good thing too!

3 comments:

Lythan said...

SO does Lythan...
Hope the heels are better soon. I added in an almost throwaway bit about how can we shine God's light into our comunity and in 3 minutes we came up with 5 or 6 really usuable ideas for the elders to firm up - just fab!

Mompriest said...

A dose of humility is always good....but so is some energy around being a vibant body of Christ. Sometimes I email or post my sermons where the congregation can read them, that helps when other circumstances distract them...LOL...

revabi said...

Oh dear, So sorry for the sore heels.
Hope they are healing up.
Humility does us good.
And the humor and stories that will be told, it may even help with where you are trying to lead.