I received a fantastic reception yesterday for my "introvert sermon." I was nervous going into it, because it felt so remarkably different from your average sermon. Anytime you tell religious people they might need to be involved in FEWER activities in order to best pursue the goals of the kingdom of God, you might be in for a bumpy ride. But a lot of people were grateful for what they said was the "freedom that you have offered us." Here were some of my favorite comments (I could do another post on how exhausting the handshaking time is after the service):
"I am just an old and tired Christian, and I just recently cut down on the activities I was doing because I had wandered from the real reasons we should do things."
"You certainly know how to jolt a congregation! No one nodded off during that one!" (from a little old lady with a walker - hilarious. Worth it just for that comment)
"You are out of the closet now!" (as an introvert? a preacher? a pastor? I really didn't know what he was talking about, but it was awesome)
"I'm an introvert and now my husband understands me better!"
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