One of the ways of approaching tomorrow's Gospel is in terms of timing. If you watch Downton Abbey, for instance, there is a major character who commits a major indiscretion. When that indiscretion is finally shared with another major character, the timing is such that this character is able to respond with forgiveness and grace rather than fury and anger. Timing is everything, friends.
But that's not the direction we're going to go--at least, not in the sermon. I've got something else in mind there, and as usual I'm pretty darn fired up about it.
Where timing will come in is in the music. One of the great things about Ray is his choice of music at 10:30; the way his selections always fit the day, and the moment, so that they move our hearts and souls in powerful ways.
And then there's 9:15. We'll be doing a song by a band that I've always wanted to do, but we've been waiting for just the right moment to do it. I think that moment has come, and I think you will too.
It's going to be great friends. I can't wait!