Over at the Expository Thoughts blog, Paul Lamey gives a parable about preaching where one preacher, named Pastor Lite, simply gives the people rice cakes. These rice cakes are flavored well and thus provide the people something tasty but not very filling. However, another preacher, named Flames Montgomery, gave the people steaks and the people got full.
This is a powerful parable and should make all of us preachers think about what we are giving the people to eat in our sermons. However in the back of my mind, I just can’t help but think of the preacher on another corner, who I will name Pastor Soul, who is giving the people macaroni and cheese, Collard Greens, maybe some chicken, and closing it with some sweet potato pie. The people go away with both the tasty treat that Pastor Lite attempted to give as well as the solid meal that Flames Montgomery gives.