What’s your idea for a perfect Sunday? How would it differ from a typical Sunday? If it’s Sunday where you are, what kind of day is it so far?
I think this is an interesting question to ask a pastor. I’d love to hear what my clergy friends have to say, too.
There two basic contexts for this answer for me: 1) a working Sunday and 2) a not working Sunday.
A perfect working Sunday has decent weather and more people choosing worship than other activities. The sermon comes together in such a way that I know God’s presence in the writing and the preaching while the congregation hears the word of God and responds. The music adds depth and breadth of the experience of the holy. Followed by a long Sunday afternoon nap.
A perfect not working Sunday means I don’t have any worship responsibilities. I choose whether I go to church or not. Brunch or sleeping in would be fine. I wouldn’t mind having plans with friends. But mostly, I want a relaxed day.