Sunday, April 12, 2009
Happy McDreamy Easter!
Is it wrong that I want to go to church again just because the pastor is so freaking hot?
He looks like Patrick Dempsey. I'm not joking. I wish I could have grabbed a picture of him on my cell phone and done some sort of photo comparison here for you guys. The similarity is uncanny.
His name is Pastor Mike. He's in his mid-thirties. He's hilarious.
My family is Lutheran. We only attend church on holidays. This wasn't always the case. We used to be church mice up until seven years ago (but then dad lost his job, mom became depressed, I got a life, etc.). But I digress...
Most Lutheran churches we attend are boring as hell. But the church we attend now is a lot more fun, all due to Pastor Mike. His sermons are youthful and hilarious and heartwarming.
Christmas '05 he told a story about his mentally unstable neighbor who tried to murder her two children because she was depressed. It had me (and every other women in the audience) in tears.
Easter '06 he compared the resurrection of Christ to the renovation of a new shopping mall nearby. It made such perfect sense.
Easter '07 his cell phone accidentally went off during sermon. Instead of being embarrassed, he pretended the person on the phone was God. He told us God called him to let us know he loves us. (That was so sweet).
Christmas '08 he held my hand for 30 seconds longer than necessary during the meet and greet. He looked deep into my eyes and said "Merry Christmas." An intimate notion of understanding passed between us.
And this year, he probably-on-purpose greeted me TWICE and after saying "Happy Easter" asked how I was doing. So now our conversations are getting longer!
He's so handsome and so sweet and so caring. And I could totally be a pastor's wife. The church is huge and prosperous so he probably lives in a nice house. And just think of all the fab suits and dresses I could wear every Sunday morning when I greet people from the front pew. I'd be like the First Lady of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
But it's not meant to be. I have a hot boyfriend who I adore. And I think Pastor Mike already has a wife, which could also pose a problem.
Oh well. But he certainly makes church more interesting.