Humor for a Sunday morning, from Lark News, “The Onion” of the church world:
SARASOTA, Fla. —John Royal, pastor of Peace Christian Fellowship, the largest church in the city, was long considered a pillar in the community.
Then he opened a Twitter account.
Now Royal’s random and frequent tweets are dimming his once-sterling reputation.
“We loved the idea of Pastor Royal tweeting nuggets of wisdom throughout the day,” says Carissa Black, one of several young staff members who urged Royal to embrace the new medium. “But he’s run away with it. It’s having the opposite effect we hoped for.”
Royal’s first tweets were conservative — scripture verses, previews of upcoming sermons and reminders about church events. Then, over time, his pace picked up considerably and his subject matter broadened.
“The tweets became less about wisdom and more about what he was thinking at any given moment,” says one follower. “The quality went down fast.”
Royal offered such glittering insights as, “Why can’t lite buttered popcorn be as good as regular buttered popcorn? Someone fix this!”
Then, “Sometimes I feel like I’m not in my own body but just practicing somehow.”
And, “Saw a cute dog just now. Cute.”
And, “God loves me even when I watch Rockford Files reruns until midnight.”