Apparently I Pulled My Pants Down!!!
OK…so the rumor mill has stirred up another one.
I’ve heard tons of them…that there is a statue of me in the building, that I preach with my shirt off, that people have to show their tax returns to join our church and that we have a secret parking garage underneath the building. (The last one WOULD be really cool…but no, it’s not true!)
But this last one…when I heard it…I was speechless.
A gentleman in our church knew that God wanted him to join…but before doing so he wanted to have lunch with his soon to be former pastor to thank him for his ministry and share with him that he really felt that God was leading him and his family to begin attending NewSpring Church.
His pastor, upon finding out that the church he was going to be attending was NewSpring, said, “Well Bob (fake name!), you need to be very careful because I know for a fact from a very reliable source that the pastor over there pulled his pants down one Sunday to try to illustrate a point—and I think that is ungodly!”
OK…I know I drink lots of coffee…and that I often say & do crazy things…but I am around 110% sure that I’ve never pulled my pants down—ever! WOW…oh my dang!!!
I thought about that other pastor a lot last weekend. To my knowledge we’ve never met; however, I found it very interesting that he was very willing to assume the worse about me just because he had “a very reliable source.”
Confession—I’ve done the same thing before…all pastors have. We hear something about someone who we perceive to be some sort of threat…and instead of doing our homework we assume it’s true because we want to believe it.
This encounter REALLY taught me a few lessons…which I will share later on…
In the meantime, I am REALLY looking forward to this coming Sunday where we will be addressing, “The other thing men think about.” (And my pants will stay on for the entire message—I promise!!!)