Sunday, December 23, 2007

Miss Manners says . . .

If you want to send your pastor a Christmas card, that's a fine, supportive, kind thing to do. Go for it.

If you want to share your critique of certain aspects of the church's ministry, it is also appropriate to write those thoughts down in a letter and sign your name to it--or better yet, call and make an appointment to talk about your concerns.

But to tuck a critical letter into your Christmas card?
Very. Very. Tacky.
El Tack-a-mundo
Tackissimo

Don't do that, 'kay?

8 comments:

peripateticpolarbear said...

oy

imngrace said...

Did you return the favor with a response? Something catchy and sarcastic... No? That's why you're the pastor and I'm not. Try to remember that these broken idiots are God's children, too. *sigh*

Alex said...

Lame. Sorry, but that is truly cowardly!

Preacher Mom said...

Grrrr.

Miss Manners is so right. This parishoner is so wrong.

more cows than people said...

sheesh.

alright... shall we write an etiquette book for church conflict? lord knows we need one.

i'm sure there are plenty, getting folks to read them. hmmm...

Presbyterian Gal said...

I think it would be a lovely anecdotal story in next Sunday's sermon.

Egad.

Quotidian Grace said...

Two lumps of coal in the stocking for that one!

Lordy.

Rev Kim said...

Said parishioner needs to remember what all of our mamas taught us - "If you can't say something nice..."

Yikes.