But I just can't!
Years ago, someone shared this bit of advice with me. When asked if you can do something, and you can't...try saying "I'd love to, but I just can't."
That advice might've come in handy for the pastor who was asked to do my son and his fiance's wedding this summer. My son--who's in the Marines--active duty.
Here was the pastor's response: "I have reservations about how to get the premarital counseling done. I'll think about it but probably not."
Ask me if I can feel good about that response? "I'd love to, but I just can't."
Thought for the day: Don't just think about WHAT you say to folks in your church, think about HOW you say it also.