March 5, 2018
My Worst Ministry Blooper
We’ve all had our moments.
My worst blooper came in the context of ministry. It happened in a church. During a wedding. I said it to the bride.
I was asking the bride to repeat the vows. What I MEANT to say was, “Til death do us part.” It didn’t come out that way.
While I was saying, “Til death do us part” for her to repeat, I was reading the next line, “I pledge you my faithfulness.” Somehow the “f” in faithfulness got inserted for the “p” in part.
So I said to this beautiful bride who was taking a solemn oath before God and the church, “Til death do us fart.” I said it loudly and clearly. I actually did that.
My wife, who was at the wedding, said her first thought was, “I can’t believe he just said that.
I quickly corrected myself, which may have only drawn more attention to it. The bride snickered, then repeated the phrase correctly.
We got through the wedding ceremony. It took me a little longer to recover, though.
I learned something from that day: you might as well laugh at yourself, because everybody else is already laughing at you.
Whatever it takes (I think),