The Baby’s Sermon

This is great. I will have to remember it the next time a baby is crying while I am preaching. HT: Jody Howard

We have all heard the baby crying in church when the priest was speaking. Not all, however, have read Father Conroy’s book, “A Mill Town Pastor,” nor his delightful telling of a similar experience. “There are two of us preaching in this church at once,” said the pastor, “and I don’t know which of us is giving the better sermon. When a baby cries in church he is telling two things: First, that there are babies in the family, and second, that the mother has come to Mass with her baby. On the whole, I think the baby is preaching the better sermon and I’ll let him get on with it.”

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