This is my Pastor
Saying for the Day:God loves even those who don't know it.
A person I only know from blogging works in an Emergency Room that and my Emergency Room experience reminded me of an Emergency Room story from when I was in the active ministry.
I told it first at a Synod conference for pastors. These were meetings that pastors were expected (required ) to attend.
This conference was on vocations and the need for pastors to visit the work place of their parishioners.
The lead story was about a pastor who went to visit his parishioner at his place of work . When he entered the building and asked for directions to the man’s office he was directed to the 14th floor. Here he found a huge ,beautiful office. The parishioner was a big executive and he took the pastor and with some pride introduced him as his pastor.
This we were told was good for the church.
They then asked for if any of us had “This is my pastor stories” and I told this one.
I was called to the emergency room at the local hospital.
It seems an old , local drunk had fallen down and cut his head open.
They had no one to take him back to his hotel so they called me.
I often got called for stuff like that.
I entered the room. The old guy was laying on the table with blood running down his face. He brushed the hair out of his eyes and pointed in my direction.
He said to the doctor “This is my pastor”.
I was so proud. I could have hugged him. Because I was his pastor and wanted to be his pastor. He was not an executive. He was more likely to be found in the emergency room than an office.
But he was one of God’s children. Oh yes he was.
Oh the doctor eventually joined United. In fact he plays in the guitar choir.
You can never tell what visiting one’s place of work will do for a pastor.
8200 spins without a prize. Old Hapless is tired of e-mails that tell him he has won everything from a plasma TV to a years supply of gas. When he checks them out he always discovers that he hasn't won anything (surprise). Instead they are hoopers. You know, where to get the item you have to jump through a bunch of hoops. You need to take two deals from the first set, two from the second, and three from the third. That is clearly not winning, It is the worst kind of losing.
Well Uncle Wiggly lovers if Old Hapless doesn't decide he wants that plasma TV so bad that he will spend all his time hooping thus preventing him from blogging. We will be back with "As the World Spins".
I'm in a bit of a quandary. Word verification keeps idiots like the first commentator today off of the blog. But , as anybody who has tried three or four times to leave a comment knows , it is a pain in the butt. Do I make it easy for friends to comment and thus open myself to idiots or what? My son and family are visiting and the first thing my four year old grandson said was Grandpa we saw lots and lots of birch trees. Now who put him up to that I wonder? Well it was a wonderful day even if my granddaughter and daughter-in-law beat Betty and I at canasta. Luke had a great time riding my walker. Well after all the excitement I need a breathing treatment.