Have you ever tried to guess what the fill in the blanks are going to say during a sermon? Well not you, but some sweaty Philistine sitting near you. Someone who doesn’t possess the moral fortitude you do. Which is massive, by the way.
But the truth is, I do try to guess sometimes. I blame video games, like Contra. They’ve honed my reflexes to a razor sharp edge. I am unstoppable. And when I see that empty blank just staring up at me, I feel challenged. Like it’s whispering, “I dare you. I double dog dare you to guess what goes here. Is it ‘grace’? Is it ‘mercy’? You ready to play? Let’s do this thing!”
And then you do, and you completely get it wrong and end up with a bulletin like I had a few months ago. Am I the only one who does this?