Give & Take
Pastor Manny Vela went to the podium to speak. “When Pastor Jerry asked me to take the sermon today,” he began, “I didn’t know what to preach about. I had already preached the Christmas story from the perspective of Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, and the Wise Men.”
He paused, then continued, “Then I remembered the donkey. I thought, I’ve never preached it from the perspective of the donkey! And since donkeys never say much, it would be a very short sermon . . .”
Vela did manage to fill his allotted time, however!
—Edna Regester, Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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