Yesterday, of course, was Reformation Day. I know, I know, many of you thought it was Halloween. You were only partly correct.
As I was getting in the car to go to church yesterday evening, I remembered that I had been in those very same jeans when I cleaned stalls earlier in the day. I wondered if it was appropriate to wear the jeans used for barn cleaning to partake of the Lord's Supper?
Then I thought, "Well, yeah. Jesus was born in a barn, after all. It'll be OK."
And then I remembered the comment my dad made whenever we came into the house and left the door open. "Were ya born in a barn?" (He still says it.)
And then, it came to me. The possibly-irreverent thought.
Did Joseph ever say to Jesus, "Hey, kiddo, were ya born in a barn?"
And--here it comes--did Jesus ever reply, "Well, yeah, Dad. Doncha remember?"