My pastor is a keen communicator but today his message on the tenth commandment bidding us not to “covet” was overshadowed and outgunned by Sarah McLaughlin. Her music video for “World On Fire” prefaced his message and created compulsions in me that three points on a screen and thirty minutes from a pulpit just didn’t. Amazing how powerful the duo of song and sight is for some of us, especially when tied to the lived example of giving.
I leave town tomorrow for El Salvador, where I’m promised I’ll walk through poverty like none I’ve seen before, and today’s plea from a rock star to take less in order to give more was a sobering preparation of my heart and mind for all that waits for me this week.
Thanks, Sarah for your inspiring sermon this morning.