I added a couple of silly audio clips to my adult education class presentation on Ezra last Sunday. I knew full well that most participants wouldn’t get the joke, but I was more-than-a-little delighted by it: slide title, “Cyrus The Great,” cue audio clip of “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus; then later, same slide title, bullet point “Cyrus conquered Babylon,” cue audio clip of “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus).

The joke was only there for my entertainment, and I hope that’s okay. That class was but one of four responsibilities that morning, and the gag was kind of my halfway marker, a high five to myself (it’s less impressive in action, but here it is. Also, click here to learn all kinds of great Bible stuff from my colleagues).

If our work doesn’t delight us, how will it delight anyone else?

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