• Rev. Riley Short

Mind Your Manners

A SHORT NOTE


If I was going out the door to a social function, my mother would say to me, “Mind your manners,” and then would add, “Behave yourself.” I did not always do what my mom told me to do, but when I did, things went well. When I did not mind my manners or I did not behave, there were bad things that happened. It occurred me how we need to “mind our Manners” if we hope to make the church, the home, and the nation what it should be. Kindness and consideration of others is seriously missing in our culture, and, in fact, it seems that we admire those who are the crudest and the rudest and look at the mess we are in. Do you think it is time for us to do what our moms told us - “Mind your manners” and “Behave yourself?”


Riley

Recent Posts

See All

It's Our Turn

A SHORT NOTE When I am at worship in our sanctuary, I am amazed at the beauty of this place. It is stirring to hear the great organ, to see the stained-glass windows and let their Biblical message com

Loyalty Sunday

A SHORT NOTE For the next month, we will be encouraging people to be prepared to make known their estimate for giving in the year 2022. It has been several years since we have asked for pledges, and w

Sanctuary

A SHORT NOTE One summer I spent a month in Alaska as the visiting pastor of First United Methodist of Anchorage. It was the month of June and I was amazed how there was almost 24 hours of daylight. I