Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Real Live Preacher is back from his time away

A wonderful story.

The Dignity of Children

I'm back. Where were we?

Oh yeah, so anyway Anna had a little trouble with the offering plate a few Sundays ago. Most people who put checks in the plate politely fold them in half. Someone didn’t make a very good crease, and one of the checks opened up and was waving in the air like a tiny sail. Anna, who takes ballet and is almost five, tends to skip and run and bounce as she goes up and down the aisle, so the check caught a little breeze and flew out of the plate. When she bent down to pick it up, a few bills fell out. When she retrieved those the check fell out again. This sequence kept repeating itself until our worship service was beginning to look like a Marx Brothers’ movie.

Read the whole thing here.

1 comment:

Psychols said...

This is an absolutely wonderful story. As an ex church treasurer, the idea of the little girl standing in front of each person until they donate is appealing. (I'm kidding of course).

Children in the service helps remind us that joyfulness is an important part of Christianity. The fact that folks were giving each other money to put in the basket was touching.