(Jan 29, 2012) Some things cannot or should not wait. When God calls us to follow and respond, we can choose to respond like Jonah and run away or put it off, or we can choose to be like the Ninevites to whom Jonah preaches, or like the disciples when Jesus calls: we can drop everything and heed the invitation to turn to God. Let us seize the moment and follow gladly. (Jonah 1:1-3, 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20)
Near the end of the sermon, I introduced and played a scene from the 1989 film Dead Poets Society. The scene I played roughly corresponds with this clip on YouTube.