Finishing up a sermon on Patience for this Sunday -- coming together slower than I'd like. Having a bit of difficulty putting a point on this one. Short and sweet is probably the watchword for a warm morning with inadequate A/C in an old Church building.
On top of that we're heading into 4th of July weekend with all it's family activities and extra time committments (including our tradition of attending the parade in Coronado).
Our Sunday morning series this summer is on the Fruits of the Spirit.
This week "Patience" is on deck. Longsuffering.
Good thing too. My wife will likely need it with me in extra measure the next coupla' days. ;-)
Seriously though, preparing to speak on something like this (rightly) leads to an extra measure of introspection and self-examination. Hard to be effective from the pulpit beyond that which you have lived it personally.
Tempted to title it, "Patience. Now!"
The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, and to have the two as close together as possible.
-- George Burns