You know we always like to start with something a little interesting. When we were at the divinity school we always liked to see the funnier side of religion. It’s always important to be able to laugh at yourself.
I heard a very interesting story. A young boy, Tommy, went to service with his mother and after service all of a sudden he declared to mum, “Mum I’m going to be a minister when I grow up.” Mum was very surprised. She said, “Honey, I thought you wanted to be an astronaut. Why do you want to be a minister all of a sudden?” And he said, “Well I figure, you know, I have to go to Sunday service anyways, but instead of sitting and listening silently I’d rather stand up and yell at the crowd!”
Sermon : Knowing that you are created for greatness / June 7, 2008