Following is a short story I found among my papers that might help to make my point.
A church goer wrote a letter to the editor of the newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church. "I've gone for thirty years," he wrote, "and in that time I heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me I can't remember a single one of them; so I think I'm wasting my time, and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all."
This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: "I've been married for thirty years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But for the life of me, I cannot recall what the menu was for a single one of those cooked meals. But I do know this. They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me those meals, I would be dead today."
No comments were made on the sermon comments anymore.