I had a thought the other day (just one). I was reading back over old sermons that I had preached over the last five years or so and one of the things I noticed about them was that they almost seemed angry. I’m not saying there was no Gospel in them, but I’m also not going to say that the Gospel predominated in all of them either. Shame on me. My point is, I think that I have often preached “with a chip on my shoulder,” ticked off at all the unfaithful louts who refuse to come to church, use the Sacrament, come to confession, etc. Of course, none of those people are ever there to hear my rants. I don’t know why it is, but it seems that in writing sermons I forgot that the people I am preaching to are not the “unfaithful louts who refuse to come to church, etc.” They have come to hear the Word of God. Perhaps I should reserve the rants and speeches about church attendance and so forth for those “unfaithful louts” when I visit with them and preach to those who are actually there on Sunday. Any thoughts?
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