Sunday, November 11, 2007
Today was Veterans Day, 11th month, 11th day, 11th hour. Weird, I always thought it was on a Monday. But Mattoon celebrated with a parade today. At our church, we didn't debate the issue as in the editorial link. Since our church is on the parade route, we sang a song, then went outside and cheered on the veterans and JROTC and a few Shriners and a couple of political candidates. Then we came back in and sang seven or eight songs and let people share some words of encouragement, as well as honoring our own veterans. It was a pretty cool morning and had mostly to do with the fact our church building is on the main street. How disrespectful would it have been for the parade going by and I tried to preach over it? I'd have had to ask, "Are we even paying attention?"