I knew this kid in elementary school named Hank, who earned a reputation for being a little crazy. One day a dog bit him on the leg and Hank got down and bit the dog back. Needless to say, the dog never messed with him again, and neither did any of the other kids at school. If he was crazy enough to bite a dog, what would he do to one of us!?!
This Sunday we honor our graduating seniors. I can’t believe we are already at this point in the year. These graduates will be confronting the most important decisions of their lives over the next few years. They have before them numerous options and opportunities.
I try to listen to sermons every week from different people, and this past week, I came across this particular sermon. I read this article and then listened to the message. It was very powerful in dealing with what may be the number one problem both inside and outside of the church. This is well worth your time to check out this sermon -
Do you ever wish you could make something disappear? Maybe something you said in a moment of anger that you wish you could take back. Or it could be something that happened in your past that has caused you deep emotional pain over the years. You wish you could wave a magic wand and it would be like it never happened. But it did…and it still hurts. It could even be a person that you wish had never come into your life. They have made you miserable and you hope they just go away. That would be nice, but it’s not real.
Two stories in the news have captured my attention this week. I am sure most of you by now have seen the video of the man who was dragged off the United Airlines plane in Chicago. The result has been a public relations nightmare for the company. The CEO of United Airlines has issued a stronger apology about a passenger who was dragged off a United Express flight, calling the Sunday afternoon confrontation "truly horrific."