July 27, 2003

I don't think my offer will be accepted

Two weeks ago I offered, to our pastor, to read the lectionary scripture passage during the church service. I've timed it and it takes five minutes. I was told that decision would be the result of a discussion between the parties that plan the worship service.

Sitting in the worship service this morning, it occurred to me that they will either not respond to my offer or decline. Sermons are usually in the 40 minute range. I think today it was close to 50 minutes. IMHO, anyone who thinks then need 40 to 50 minutes to make their point, is not going to relinquish five minutes for a scripture reading.

Still, I feel this would be a good addition to the worship service, so I will not give up lightly. I'll give them a couple of weeks and then remake my offer. I can be a real persistent thorn in one's side when I want to be.

After all, "No" is merely the first counter-offer. It is not the final answer.

Posted by Ted at July 27, 2003 9:00 PM