“I couldn’t do it, I just couldn’t,” my wife said, shaking her head as she sat down next to me at church.
“What? What couldn’t you do?” I asked, a little concerned.
“I couldn’t refuse the bulletin. That lady at the door is so nice, but I just wanted to tell her, ‘Nah, I’m good,’” Jenny said.
“I mean, I’m not doing the fill in the blanks and know most of the stuff in it already. I’m just going to put it back in the basket at the end of the service,” she said.
I immediately thought about that Mitch Hedberg joke. He says that when someone hands you a flyer in New York, what they are really saying is, “Here, you throw this away.”
But we’re not throwing our bulletins away. We’re not sweaty Philistines. We love Jesus.
Is there a way to politely shotblock the bulletin if you don’t need it? Can we claim it’s a green thing? Like we’re doing it for the earth and mother nature and Whole Foods and kale? Is that possible?