Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Slip of the Tongue, Fever, Favor, Forgiveness


  1. An abnormally high body temperature, usually accompanied by shivering, headache, and in severe instances, delirium.
  2. A state of nervous excitement or agitation.

On Sunday, I not only "forgot" the words of institution, but at the end of the service, when giving the Aaronic blessing, instead of saying "The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace." I said, "The Lord look upon you with fever...."

Several people laughed and I did too. Laughter is a good thing in worship. Sometimes slips of the tongue are helpful. Fever helps cleanse people of disease. And a little excitement or agitation in one's faith and one's congregation is probably a good thing.

So here's to slips of the tongue, forgiveness, fever and God's favor.

Pastor Jeffrey Louden

St. Matthew's Lutheran
Taylorsville, Utah

1 comment:

  1. somebody said, " ...even this fever called living shall be conquered at last... " Oh that the Lord would look upon us with HIS fever.