A great note about sermons and church-life from Enuma Okoro in Reluctant Pilgrim: “I have heard plenty of good sermons that make me think or muse the way I would after a really good lecture or story. I have also heard sermons that make me feel guilty about who I am, a middle-class American citizen with health care, a private education, and endless choices of sugared cereal in aisle 6. But I can’t remember the last time I heard a sermon that threatened me with endless grace, no matter my circumstances, no matter my actions, while at the same time reminding me that God calls me to be so much more than I am. I imagine that kind of news would bring the tourists and make them want to stay a while” (p.123).
I simply like how she phrases her inner longing.