You know, I was originally going to write a post based on a response to Sunday’s article ( a response which I deleted, since the poster not only totally missed the article’s point, but was obnoxious about it). I was going to talk about how too often we treat traditions as more important than people, and how we go against Jesus’ express will when we do that. And honestly … I wasn’t looking forward to it. I mean, I write so many things about where we as a culture — and specifically the American church — are missing the boat. I feel passionately about it, and know that we can do better than we are doing. But sounding that one note over and over again can get tiresome, and the last thing I want to be is tiresome.
And just when I was sinking into despair and frustration, I happened to find this (click here). Yes, Weird Al Yankovic is still around, still genius and still finding things to skewer in that chemically-addled pastiche of insanity we call popular culture. And he’s a lot funnier than I am! (Plus, his Jim Morrison impression is dead-on.) This put a much-needed smile on my face, and I hope it does the same for you.
(Tomorrow, I’ll probably go back to writing something deadly serious, maybe even about the whole “traditions vs. people” thing. But I think everyone needs a break now and then. A cheerful heart is good medicine, and all that …)