If you've ever preached in a church setting or taught a group of people somewhere then you'll probably know where I'm coming from. Have you ever looked out at the crowd and noticed someone with that glazed over, dear in the headlights face? Sure you have. You likely have also seen the sleepy face or the I really don't want to be here face. I was thinking of introducing a sermon intermission for such folks. I could pause and give everyone a chance to get up, move around and greet each other. Then I could say something like "If you are bored, not interested, perhaps sleepy, or you really just want to leave...this is an ideal opportunity for you to slip out inconspicuosly and get an early start on lunch." Hey, who wants to sit through a sermon when you really aren't interested? I'd rather speak to those who want to learn anyway. Wouldn't you love to see the faces of the people who heard something like that? Sure, they'd be mad at me, but I wonder if they'd appreciate it more if I simply didn't listen the next time they felt compelled to bend my ear.