grace on late night

18 Apr

Between going to bed a little earlier lately and rabbit ears not providing the entertainment possibilities that it used to, I’ve not been catching much late night TV for awhile. My friend, Mike, mentioned this on his blog.

This is the 2nd time I’ve seen Ferguson use his opening monologue to speak grace to the late night viewing audience. The other time, he talked about his father who had just passed away.

This is even more impressive. This guy is a comedian. A “secular” comedian with a late night show and an opening monologue. Britney Spears spent the weekend shaving her head and dealing with rehab. What could anybody expect a late night comedian to talk about?

He spends 12 minutes talking about his own sobriety and how Britney Spears shouldn’t be ridiculed and made fun of, but that somebody should help her. She’s 25 and has 2 kids and obviously she’s having some problems. Why is everybody joking about her and nobody is helping her?

Are you kidding me? The only reason the church folk wouldn’t be celebrating this example of grace would be because this late night comedian did a better job than we have.

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Posted by on April 18, 2007 in Uncategorized


One response to “grace on late night

  1. Jennifer

    April 18, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, about how we are given one chance after another to practice grace and peace and love, but we rarely seem to get it right, thus multiplying the opposite of that — hate — without even realizing it. Just being a little more conscious and thoughtful about our thoughts, words and actions would go a long way in changing the world. Being as we are all connected (yes, even Britney), each of our thoughts, actions and words affects the collective us. And that is my sermon for the day. Thank you for the opportunity.


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