Saturday, August 04, 2007
This church person profile was submitted by one of my loyal readers. Details have been changed to protect the innocent (and the guilty):
"Church Person #4 is an inveterate blabbering extrovert, the perfect person to call when you're trying to avoid working. Plus: her husband is retired clergy and she's a retired church musician, and they've seen and therefore know everything, and she's just got more opinions and ideas and advice and directives and suggestions and prescriptions about how to make Your Church a more terrific church than you could ever begin to imagine, despite the fact that she's ooops not a member and only marginally attends and even refers to herself as church shopping. Church person #4 is a big fan of You (the Pastor), which only motivates her to bestow that much wisdom upon this rather green but promising pastor and ask 'Just how is Your Church going to find its place in the sun? What can Your Church do better than any other church in town?' Because as we know, outdoing the other churches, shining, this is what a church is meant to do, and by shining I don't necessarily mean a city on a hill or a lamp on a lampstand, but just emanating its own self-generated glory, which, let's face it, is mainly a matter of excellent music. Although good preaching is also nice."
LOL -- my loyal readers are quite funny! But you all know this one is so, so true...