I am adding a new category to A Peculiar Pilgrim. I”m naming it Sunday Sermon Reflections. I believe the title is self explanatory, but let me give you the motivation for penning my thoughts on the morning message. It has been my experience that during a normal week someone will ask how church went Sunday morning. I brace myself for the inevitable follow up question, “What did your pastor preach on?” My heart beats a little faster and my mind races to scrap together bits and pieces of my broken memory in order to muster up a vague yet truthful response without sacrificing my reputation as a spiritual Christian. This is not to say that I don’t pay attention to the message or that the quality of the sermon isn’t adequate or that it somehow does not apply to me. It’s just – well… I just forget. I know, I know. You may say that if I thought highly of the preacher and his message then I couldn’t possibly forget. Or, to turn the tables, you may point the blame straight at the pastor, accusing him of doing his job so poorly that no one could remember his message. In truth, the answer really has a lot to do with over-saturation.
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