Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Church (mis)Communication

With M and his big blue blanket on my lap during church, and with T leaning sleepily on my right arm, I passed a pen to O on Sunday and asked him to take some notes for me on his bulletin.

"Write tithing shows obedience and love," I whispered to O.

"What?" he asked.

Thinking he didn't hear me, I repeated my whispered instruction. He looked at me with confusion and asked again, "what?" Once more, I repeated the pastor's point to him in a more deliberate whisper.

After church, I asked to see the notes he took. I couldn't help but laugh when I read the first one:

"Tie his shoes obedience and love."

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