Saturday, September 12, 2015


Years ago I read about a preacher who somehow worked "water baptism" into every sermon. His congregation waited for the reference every Sunday. I believe we all have themes, clergy or not. What's yours?

Clergy often speak
Of having one sermon
To preach,
One revolving theme.
If congregations are lucky
It is a big theme
With lots of detail,
Many permutations
Which can go on
For years.
Since seminary
My theme has been
Even before then
It was
I am still learning,
Even as I mostly do not preach
Now I sit and listen
For themes,
For sermons we each
Are called to preach.

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