Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A lighter side of Lent...

While in college, I had a job as the organist in a local church, during which time I heard some of the worst preaching in my life. Most organists have an automatic shutdown valve that goes into effect the moment the minister begins to speak.

I remember one particularly awful Lenten series, "The Complexion of the Crowd." In succession, we heard sermons about those who were "Blue with loyalty," "Purple with rage," "Green with envy," and "Black with treachery." Lent was very long that year.

Peter Gomes, Strength for the Journey: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living

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