Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Feedback received

I preached at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Brandon, Mississippi this past Sunday. I don't always get a lot of feedback from congregation members or even from the pastors for whom I fill in, but Pastor Sawyer sent me the following message yesterday.

I got good reports regarding how things went, but perhaps the best was after chapel today. A little girl of 6 years old - who is also attending my catechesis on Sunday afternoons with her parents - came up to me and said that "he (meaning you) said things a little different, but you both say the same thing."

Now, isn't THAT about as astute as it gets?! I was delighted. I told her mom later, and she was surprised. I'd thought maybe it had been prompted by one of her parents, but apparently not. The girl simply listened to you, and concluded that - despite whatever differences were apparent to her six year old mind - we're saying the same thing. How cool is that!?

I don't think I've ever received a better compliment for my preaching.