Sunday, December 07, 2008


Does anyone know the right response to someone if they say to you, "You look very young to be a minister"?


Blogger Glen Marshall said...

Yeah, "Just give it a year or two".

5:10 pm  
Blogger Rev. Jeremy Smith said...

Given that this happens on a weekly basis with me, here's my favorite canned responses:

- God calls us no matter how old we are.
- Your momma.
- I've been doing this for a few years, so imagine what I looked like three years ago!
- When I bury you, I promise to look older and dignified.
- Someone's got to reach out to the younger generation, right?
- Your face.

(some are snarky...sorry)

5:59 pm  
Anonymous streetpastor said...

someone said to me a few years ago:
"you may only be thirty one...but you took that funeral like a fifty one year old"
I think it was meant to be a compliment...

(thanks for the blog)

11:22 pm  
Anonymous A said...

"Thank you"

People say that I look too young to do whatever all the time. If they mean it as a compliment then a thanks is appropriate. If it's meant as an insult the thanks often takes the wind out of their sales.

11:01 pm  

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