The Holy Ghostwriter: Unpraiseworthy Band

Rev. Paul Lintern

Why so glum, chum? This is the day the Lord has made,” Jeff said to Pastor David, after his friend slumped into a Monday morning breakfast booth at the Possum Grill.
“My praise band is not, well, praiseworthy,” David said.
“I thought we should be more mindful of the ways God leads each of us and that everyone would discern by the Holy Spirit what God has to say to us as a congregation,” David said.
“So, everyone is discerning things, and it’s very disconcerting.”
“How so?” Jeff asked.
“Luke, our lead guitarist, discerned that the Holy Spirit is overemphasized, and played Meatloaf’s ‘Two out of Three ain’t Bad,’ as an instrumental prelude.”
“And our drummer discerned he should be freed from his “plexiglas prison” as he calls it, and be allowed to drum in the middle of the band, like normal rock bands,” David said.
“Our keyboardist discerned that I should fashion my messages around the songs he wants to play on a given Sunday, and then asked me if I knew any scripture references that says Heaven must be missing an angel.”
“Friend, your band’s got issues,” Jeff said.
David said. “I don't understand it. I didn't want to keep them on a tight leash with song selection. How do you handle this at Good Lord Church?”
“I have an organist,” Jeff said.
“And he does what you say?” asked David.
Jeff sighed, “As long as I don’t say anything.”
Both paused for a word from the Lord. Finally Jeff spoke.
“Let’s eat.”

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