The windows of the church are open and a lovely summer breeze is blowing through. Sun shines through every window of the house. The church and its occupants feel renewed, particularly the Reverend.
I think a little relaxing Neil Young is appropriate for this morning that we have gathered together in the new house of ROCO. The good Reverend is a little happy, a little relaxed and a little ready to lead her congregation into the weekend. Let the congregation say, ROCO!
Today, my good people, I wish to extoll the virtues of paying an extra couple bucks for lifetime servicing. Two years ago, I had to purchase new tires for my used car. Said car was a gift (thanks be to MommaShyner's husband). So, the Green Machine's got some 17' wheels on it, yeah, rims too. She looks so nice when she's clean, but I digress. When I purchased the tires, they added on the lifetime service. Any time I got a nail in it, or got a flat or anything like that, I just roll on up to Tire Kingdom and voila, it's fixed. Well, yesterday on the way home from work, I felt the car was driving a little funny. And when I drove over one of those little reflectors in the middle while changing lanes and heard a hellacious thump, I knew that something was wrong. At my earliest opportunity, I pulled over to find that, indeed, my tire was darn near flat. I limped over to Tire Kingdom and asked them to fill 'er up. That's when we saw a big 'ole sliver of silver something or another sticking out of my tire. WAH! But, at no charge to me but my time, my tire is fixed and the Green Machine is rolling once again. Hallelujah! And ROCO!
Summer is upon us. Now is the time for the ROCO congregation to go out and gather more folks for the flock. Spread the love, spread the word! ROCO for everyone!
Speaking of summer, welcome to it. Get a pedi then get your flip-flops out. Don't wear socks and sandals. If you do, you will be ridiculed by the congregation. Go to the beach! Wear sunscreen. Sunshine on your shoulders really does make you happy….oh the fun I've had with that one.
It's time for BBQs and fireworks, ribs and beer, chicken and waffles (WHAT?!?!) and all that summer stuff.
It's time for wing cookoffs and bar crawls. Pray for me tomorrow evening please.
It's time to love yourself and love your neighbor. It's time to gather your friends and family and let them know that it's okay. It's certainly okay to ROCO!
So, on this summery Friday, on this payday for some, on this day where I have cake even though I'm supposed to be on a diet, on this day where I'm doing what I do best (procrastinating), I want to gather the flock in close and let you all know that I appreciate you joining me here in Fridays. Without you, I am just one and one alone cannot properly rock out.
With that, I am going to close today's sermon. Take with you the love and spread it ROCO-style.