Thursday, March 20, 2014

Beyond priceless....

I don't do 'children's sermons' any more. The last one I did I wrapped a present which had a mirror in the bottom of the box. The sermon was about the best Christmas gift and the kid was supposed to say "that's me!" Instead, he said, "it's just a dumb mirror".

Before that, in an Easter Children's Sermon I held up an Easter egg and asked what someone could tell me about it and Courtney White, now a Med student at George Washington University, said "boiled eggs smell like poop". So much for children's sermons. But this is the best reason I ever heard not to give them.

What is Resurrection?
While the priest was presenting a children's sermon, he asked the children if they knew what the Resurrection was.

Now, asking questions during children's sermons is crucial, but at the same time, asking children questions in front of a congregation can also be very dangerous.  In response to the question, a little boy raised his hand.

The priest called on him and the boy said, "I know that if you have a resurrection that lasts more than four hours you are supposed to call the doctor."

It took ten minutes for the congregation to settle down enough for the service to continue.

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some ponderings by an aging white man who is an Episcopal priest in Connecticut. Now retired but still working and still wondering what it all means...all of it.