In the old days, large church organs and theater organs required someone to pump air continually into the instrument. Usually a small boy got the job. During one intermission, the boy said to the organist, “Aren’t we wonderful? She said, “Who’s we?” After the intermission she returned to the console. There was no music. She pulled more stops—no music. Then a voice came from behind the screen, “Now who’s we?”

Mike Shannon is professor of preaching at the Russell School of Ministry of Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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