This church loves their building. Really, really loves the grounds of the building too. Sometimes I worry we love the physical church more than the relational church. And then, I have a conversation like this one...
On my way to a pastoral visit, I stopped and chatted with a couple of old farmers who were out tending to the front lawn of the church.
Pastor: Where is the best place in town to get some flowers?
Farmer: are you lookin' in on someone?
Farmer: (in a friendly tone) What the hell! Take them from the garden! That's what they're here for!
Pastor: Yeah! What the hell! Thank you!
(Farmer and Pastor pick a bouquet of faithfully grown flowers)
|Columbia River Gorge|