Sunday, February 04, 2007

Out of the mouths of babes

Our preaching text this morning was Luke 5:1-11. As you probably know, in the NRSV verse 10 reads "...you will be catching people." The parishioner who brought the children's sermon today began with that text, then proceeded to tell the children extemporaneously how Jesus would make us "fishers of men." She said that several times. Finally after about the third "men", a little girl spoke up, "But what if they're GIRLS??"

11 comments:

Purechristianithink said...

What did Ms. Children's sermon have to say to that?

Cathy said...

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zorra said...

Ms. Children's Sermon said something like, "Uh, yes, you can use 'girls'", which, from the back of the church, sounded to the Scientist something like, "you can use girls to catch men"! The intended message doesn't always come across!

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Deb said...

ROFL~~~~ That is just TOOO cute... and I have to send that to other folks I know who will appreciate the wisdom of that young woman!

And CONGRATS on the trivia win!

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semfem said...

Amen to that little sister. It reminds me of the little girl who, as the creche figures were placed, asked, "Why weren't there any wise WOMEN?"

Now that church always places the Three Wise Persons in the creche at Epiphany.

Congrats on the trivia top spot!

Songbird said...

Yes, using girls to catch men. That's a sound evangelism strategy. Oh, yes.

Presbyterian Gal said...

P.S. to Songird's: "Next on E!.......Girls catching Boys for God!" LOL

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Oh that is so cute.

Just give him a few years.

Quotidian Grace said...

Evidently the Children's Sermon training program needs more work!

Kievas said...

Congrats on winning the Trivia Contest! I'm happy just to finish in the top ten.

PPB said...

I say the girl should do the next children's sermon.