After six years of marriage we got cable for the first time last month. It all happened when we had to move our TV out of the backroom and into our living room so Jonah could have a new room. The old room was drywall and got good reception but the new room is plaster and you can’t get any signal in there at all. We limped along for a while on terrible reception. But what did it was Sesame Street. Jonah loves Elmo. He calls him “Melmo” and I refer to him as Elmo’s evil twin. Anyway, when Melmo started disappearing from the screen and being replaced by black Jonah didn’t like that one bit. We had cable the next day.
Some things are so important that we take action immediately. It all depends on what your priorities are. There are some things I have known I should take action on for years and never did. My priorities are not always what they should be. Other less important things get immediate attention. The question is what moves us to action quickest and why? The second question is which important things are getting left out and why? These are not questions to be asked of us as individuals but also congregationally.