In case you don't watch TV or the news, the Scripps National Spelling Bee was yesterday in Washington DC.
As always, watching young kids sweat it out under the lights (remember this wonderful experience?) is entertaining. I got to see some of it but the empathetic stress is not what I need during my day. I'm a light-weight, I know.
But there was a winner! A very deserving 13 year old girl named Kavya Shivashankar.
Do you know what the word was she spelled correctly to take home 40,000 dollars and a nice big trophy?
Familiar? Vaguely familiar? 13 Year old girl smarter than you? She's smarter than me. But I recognized the word. Who knew!? Well, I knew it was one of the Churches in Revelation who received a letter (Chapter 3) but I didn't know the word had its own meaning! It means lukewarm or indifferent, especially in religion.
Kinda like doubting Thomas going down in history as a big worry wort, the Church of Laodicea will always be remembered as a bunch of lukewarm Christians.
Awesome. Be apathetic enough as a body of believers and 2000 years later some kid at the Scripps Spelling Bee is going to win the competition on the correct spelling of the word...
METHODIST - noun 1.) A person who is lukewarm or indifferent, esp. in religion.
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