Alamo Heights Christian Church
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Pastor's Moment

From the Pastor’s Corner .. .. ..

Rev. Ed Palow 

                                                                The Parable of Responsibility Time is flying by.

Palm Sunday was on 9 April and Easter was on the 16th. The 16th was also a milestone for the pastor and his wife, Jeanine, who celebrated 40 years married to each other. Tax Day this year has come and gone. My garden plots still show last year's dead plants. I have not done the work required to plant this year's crop and it soon will be too late to plant. It takes time for a harvest to develop. Nobody else will come plant for me; it is my job.
    An unknown author wrote the following poem: "This is a little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done."
     Let’s think about the church where we go to worship with other Christian folks each week. Who prepares the elements (bread and juice) for Communion? Who should? Who are our Greeters for next Sunday? Who picks up papers and coffee cups left in our Sanctuary or foyer each Sunday? Who should do this? Who turns off the lights and locks the doors as we leave? Is there a way to share these chores at our place of worship?
     If you feel a person is having too much fun by doing so much work, ask to help. If you believe a task is not being done right, offer to help. If you feel someone has been a deacon too many years in a row, tell the nomination committee member you would like to become a deacon. We need people to volunteer to help with our Food Pantry or join our choir. Our part-time janitor could use some help with cleaning, dusting, polishing etc. (or so I heard).
Tell me Lord: am I Somebody? Or ____body? Jesus, you gave your all for me, what can I do for you?

 

Pastor Ed