Ok, so we had a crisp, hard hitting Reformation sermon that sounded like it was threatening to take away at least one thing each of us find important in church. But taking a crack at peppermints, that was going too far. “Is he going to ban peppermints?” was a question floating in the air after church like the fragrance of mint rubbed under the arms.

And after the combined service, the awareness was, “At least Rev Pols is gentle in how he asks us to keep changing and re-examining our practices.”

Are we getting any better at taking ourselves lightly yet? It’s a sign of maturity you know!

Today I will borrow from Bert Witvoet and Reformed Worship magazine for my blog posting:

http://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-1994/peppermint-christianity-firsthand-experience-dutch-tradition

Savor it.

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