Doug is critiquing a sermon this week for one his seminary classes, so at lunch yesterday I asked if he’d been listening to any sermons that morning. He said no, he’d been listening to some lectures instead. That prompted this lunch-table discussion:
Angela: Are lectures more boring than sermons?
Olivia: We don’t get boring sermons.
Me: Some lectures are fascinating. Others are horribly boring. Same with sermons. I’ve heard some pretty rough ones in my lifetime.
Steven: We get the not rough sermons!
Olivia: Yeah, because Daddy’s sermons are never boring!
(Angela was in full agreement – I just can’t remember what she said!)
I had to smile. And no, they are not just trying to flatter their daddy. They’ve heard a few other preachers here and there, and they all strongly agree that their daddy is number one!