Monday, December 1, 2008

Some days I don't like being a preacher

There is great danger in being a preacher for one simple reason - you so often go on the record. Take my last post for instance. Out of my own mouth (ok - my own keyboard) I spoke about the difficulty of learning to be content with what we already have and advocated that we all spend time learning to be content in God's presence. Then I went to my parents for Thanksgiving and watched their new 32" HDTV. Then I went to my aunt's house and watched the Cowboys on her 60" HDTV. Then I flipped through all those circulars that come out in the Thanksgiving paper - you know the ones - Best Buy, Sears, etc. I've come to the conclusion these advertisements are basically the pornography of consumerism. I found myself, discontent.


I floated the idea to Alyson that I think it's time we get a new TV (not the first time I've done so). She gave me one of those looks that let me know she thinks I'm an idiot. After all, hadn't I just said to all the church that I didn't need more stuff to make me happy? Darn it. Sometimes I don't like being a preacher.

2 comments:

plunge47.org said...

I know that look... but maybe if you keep preaching someone will be convicted and decide they need to give their 50 inch flatscreen away. Then you can step in and take that "sin" off their hands...

Taylor Sandlin said...

That has worked in the past . . .