Sunday, October 08, 2006
I felt good about my sermon as well. On my way to preach at the 10:15 liturgy, a particular piece of what I'd like to think of as divine inspiration came over me. When I got to my preaching spot, I looked out and all the congregation, animal and human alike were still dutifully standing waiting for me to say something. So I raised my head authoritatively, gestured with my hands appropriately, and said loudly, "Sit!" Uproarious laughter ensued.
One of the other hits of the day, about which I was equally pleased, was the reception a hymn choice I had made received. Susie, you paying attention? Earth and All Stars was an instant classic among my congregation. It had people smiling, singing afterwards, and the animals loved it, many of whom barked, meowed, or otherwise bellowed their way through it as we all processed out. It was perfectly appropriate and a perfect end to the liturgy.
Next big project: youth lock-in for All Hallows' Eve complete with Candlelit Midnight Mass.
(Note to self: put a protective layer down on the altar before said candlelit mass.)
Thanks for a simple narrative of the St. Francis eucharist and pet blessing that nonetheless contains good insight. And the "sit" command...well what a receptive audience you must have then had for your remarks.
By 9:14 PM, at
I'm here, I'm here!!!
Hooray for that hymn! See? No one can sing it without smiling, its not just you!!
And remembering that made me smile, thanks!