I’m one of those preachers who walks slowly and deliberately through books of the Bible. And I’m fairly stubborn in how I go about that task. Very few things are capable of interrupting the schedule that I set for myself. I generally only take a break from a sermon series for Christmas, Easter, Reformation Sunday, and Right to Life Sunday. That’s right, no Mother’s Day Sermon (or Father’s Day, for that matter). No obligatory sermon on love or marriage around Valentine’s Day. No patriotic interruptions for Independence Day, Veterans’ Day, or Memorial Day.