I was preaching yesterday with some of the good Baptist folk up the Coast.
After the service discovered talking, laughter and post service banter and not paying attention to direction comes at a cost to personal pride.
Not having eyes in the back of my head didn't see the raised step behind me while walking backwards fully engaged in exchange of views on Dave Crowder's new CD Give us Rest.
Preacher falls backwards, backside first, and his impetus enables him to almost complete a backward roll, with legs waving asymmetrically like an exercise class gone wrong.
Great concern by the remaining congregation wondering if this is the Preacher demonstrating Dave Crowder's new CD Give us Rest!
Preacher gets up quickly assuring the quick on the scene pastoral care team he is perfectly OK.
Preacher explains he is quite used to this kind of thing as it happens to him nearly every Friday night.
Detects puzzlement, laughter now combined with raised eyebrows and renewed pastoral concern for a fallen preacher.
Quickly explains, plays five a side football on Friday nights and sometimes forgets he isn't Lionel Messi.
Aaahhhh! That's all right then!
Glad I wasn't preaching on "Let him who thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall..."