Before we begin, we like to start with something a little interesting. I heard a story about this priest, and he was very busy with an appointment.
He was trying to find a parking spot. He couldn’t find one, and he circled the block over 10 times. He said, “I can’t do anything about this, I have to park in a no parking zone.” So he went and parked his car, and he put a note in his windshield, just in case a police officer may come by. He wrote the note, “Officer, please understand, I’m a priest, and I’m late for an appointment. I need to be here, I need to park here for just a little while. I’ll be right back.” Then in quotation marks he wrote, “Forgive us our trespasses.”
He had his appointment, he came out the building, and he noticed that on his car was a ticket. “Oh come on, I thought this police officer would be a God-fearing man, a man of faith.” He looked at the little note and at what the police officer wrote, “I’ve been on this block for 10 years and if I don’t give you a ticket, I’ll get fired! ‘Lead us not into temptation’!” (Laughter)
Sermon: Being One with the Truth / June 21, 2008