Commitment-Phobe: Why can’t I say no
Adventures with children and sheet music
This Christmas, I am working on saying the word ‘no’ at church. When invited to do something by a church leader I just don’t seem to be able to say it! My brain tells my lips to scrunch together and say ‘no’, but instead they widen into a smile and a ‘yes’. So, for Christmas, I would like a new set of lips that obey me; but, in the meantime, I will be leading a children’s choir, rehearsing with them every Sunday for three weeks until the time comes for them to lead the congregation in three Christmas songs at a family service.
There are some issues with my having agreed to this role:
1) I can’t read music;
2) I have never ever done such a thing before;
3) Did I mention I don’t know what I’m doing?
I sought some advice from one of our regular worship band members who works with children in her day job and is an enthusiastic Christian and drummer. She said that Christmas music wasn’t really her thing…
Commitment-Phobe is a new Christian
This is an extract from the December 2016/January 2017 edition of Reform.