I was working in the garden at front of my church. A man in his car sneezed. It was no ordinary sneeze either. It was the great sneeze that was heard around the world. Perhaps it rattled your walls or blew the leaves off your trees.
In all good fun I said, "God bless you." After looking around at that great voice coming from the bushes of the church and not seeing anyone, the poor guy looked perplexed. I stood up and waved to him. He smiled and said thanks. Before the light turned green and he would disappear into the L.A. traffic, he felt compelled to tell me about his allergies, the cause for his loud sneeze. "Okay," I said and then added, "But God has blessed you, you know that don't you?"
A smile came over his face, he said thanks and drove off. I by no means would consider myself an evangelical, making converts for the Lord kind of guy. But for once in my life, it seemed as easy as sneezing out load, and equally as surprising.
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”