Yep. Yep. Yep.
It seems that I continually find myself blundering and bumbling through life, caught somewhere between hilarity and ridiculousity. And yes, I made that word up.
So this morning, as I do every Sunday morning, I smugly pulled out my phone, at the beginning of our pastor’s sermon, to use it to look up the scripture passage for the morning.
Pride comes before a fall.
Yes, my phone was on silent. Of Course, my phone was on silent. And yes, I know. I know. I know. I should bring my paper Bible to church instead of being lazy and using an app on my phone. And yes, I know that there are a thousand ways this subject could be debated—the rightness or wrongness of using a phone or electronic device such as an IPad or Kindle during a worship service for scripture work. So, let’s not go down that route, shall we? Let’s suffice it to say, I thought I was cool, using my Logos App to look up Phil. 3 this morning. And instead…..
Yep. It Happened.
I hit the wrong button.
And instead of opening Logos, I ended up somehow, someway, clicking on a John Ortberg sermon I had listened to earlier in the week.
So there is my poor pastor, trying to preach his guts out, and right alongside him—-is John Ortberg, preaching his guts out alongside him.
So, I did what any normal person would do in that situation. I froze.
I had absolutely no idea, how to turn it off. I couldn’t remember—for the life of me I Could Not Remember How To Turn the Blasted Volume Down.
So I fled, down the balcony stairs, around the corner. And Out the Door. With John still preaching. My pastor still preaching.
Humiliated. Humbled. I learned my lesson.
Next week, I will contritely be sitting in my seat—right side balcony wing–with my Bible and my pen. And my phone? Silent–and locked.
Of course, my kind-hearted (it’s a shame sarcasm does not translate well here, because I say kind-hearted completely coated in sarcasm) and good friend TJ Woodfin, our Minister to Students and College/Career, put the icing on the cake by making a snide remark about OLDER PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGY.
WHAT????? SERIOUSLY????? He. Will. Pay. Dearly.