I am a Lutheran. I was born to a Lutheran pastor and his Lutheran school teacher wife. I was baptized, confirmed and married in a Lutheran church. I attended Lutheran grade school, high school and college. I teach in a Lutheran school. I am blessed with a Lutheran heritage – simply put, a love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the knowledge that He is the only way to heaven. I am daily thankful that we are saved by grace, not by works. I know the beliefs of Lutherans and I also know the quirks of Lutherans. We are a lovable bunch, even if we are hesitant to embrace change! For this reason, this Lutheran list rings quite true and always makes me smile. These have floated around for years with no known authors. Can you understand and empathize with any of these? Have a good Lutheran laugh today…and give thanks for the joy God brings into our lives!
You Might Be a Lutheran if…
…you think Garrison Keillor’s stories are totally factual.
…you have your wedding reception in the fellowship hall and feel guilty about not staying to help clean up.
…you have an uncontollable urge to sit in the back of any room.
…your mother reminds you often that she wishes you’d studied the organ.
…you think that an ELCA Lutheran bride and an LCMS groom make for a “mixed marriage.”
…you hold your family reunion in the church basement.
…you sing “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus” while sitting down.
…sharing the peace during the service takes more time than the sermon.
…all your relatives graduated from a school named Concordia.
…your idea of an affirmation is “This is most certainly true.”