His assessment was correct. Let me count the reasons. Or not.
For Lent is only a few days old. The journey is just beginning.
I'm not complaining . . . really. . .
Extra worship services and small-to-middling church "issues" are so very do-able compared to being stranded on a crippled cruise ship. News stories about Carnival's ironically-named "Triumph" prompted my imagination to generate images of "Survivor" being played out aboard a cruise ship. Sanitation crises and food shortages cancelled the sushi parties and trivia contests. The waiters weren't dancing and singing, and no deck was a "Serenity Deck." Were they really serving 'Onion Sandwiches'?
What's an extra Ash Wednesday service or two compared to all that? Right?
As it happens, on the RevGal cruise, Rachel Hackenberg gave this week's gospel text (Luke 4:1-13) to our group as a writing prompt. In the tradition of the Six Word Memoir Project (like this one), we were to write a six-word gospel. I forgot to write down the one our group came up with together, but I had brainstormed these:
Went out, Roughed up, Left saved
For the Love of God, "No!"
Desert hazing by Evil; passed test.
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WELCOME to the Lent 1C 11th Hour Preacher Party!
So happy that you are here!
An extra-special welcome to any new RevGals or any of you who are posting for the first time!
Please, let us know how you are doing and what's going on in your world.
Offer preaching inspiration, or ask for some help.
We will read your rough drafts and finished sermons. Link them up!
Let us know how we can pray with you and pray for you.
We love personal stories and sermon illustrations and jokes and children's time ideas.
Bring a snack to share!
The coffee pot is always full of fresh, hot, delicious -- always Fair Trade -- caffeine-ation.
Let the party begin!