Monday, November 17, 2008

Take a Mulligan

That's what our Pastor titled Sunday's sermon. It's worth a listen, if you've got a few minutes. (click here and do dat --listen).

I come from good golfing stock (Hi Mom and Dad!) so I knew right off what a mulligan was. A do over. A second chance.

Pastor Cliff's message was good. Spiritually speaking I took a Mulligan years ago. I came face to face with Jesus, asked for a fresh start at life, and got it. Turns out there have been lots of stages and phases in life when I really wanted (needed?) another mulligan. And I can have spiritual do overs, second chances over and over again. It's all about repentance and forgiveness, and our God is ever forgiving. He offers us a mulligan.

But on another level -- there aren't do overs in the physical world. No mulligans. If there were I'd like a second chance at oh so many things. School, growing up, teen years. Not that I want to repeat any of those the way it was back then. But I'd love to take the experience and maturity I have now and do my younger years again. I'd like to marry (the same man) again. And have little babies again. The exact same ones -- and maybe a little girl thrown in for good measure). I'd do it all so much better (me thinks). But shucks, no can do! Who was it that said, "The trouble with youth is that it's wasted on the young." ???


Anonymous said...

George Bernard Shaw

Betsy Henning said...

Thank you, Anonymous!