Jesus and hiccups

Last night, my 3 year old told me that Jesus said to be nice.

Sof: Do you know why he said to be nice, daddy?

Me: No, why?

Sof: Because everybody has hiccups.

I think that’ll preach. Hope I can find the reference!

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

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  1. Rob

    Yes Marc, it just may preach. Here are a few of my suggestions.

    “Let those among you who have not “had the hiccups” cast the first stone.”

    Peter “hiccuped” 3 times, when he denied Jesus

    Peter fell into the water, when he looked at the waves, perhaps due to a “hiccup”.

    In fact, we all have “hiccups” from time to time, we just have to recognize it when it happens, slow down, take some deep breaths and pray that by the grace of God, this too shall pass.

    I think you can find plenty of instances when the disciples “hiccuped” and when Jesus, recognizing the human nature of said “hiccups”, gave us a model to “be nice” to one another despite our “hiccups”.

    Sof, gets it. She, also seems to “get” what you say Vinyard is about, recognizing that you’re about ‘loving one another’ in the face of hiccups and not preaching the ‘gospel of hiccup management’.


    Just some ideas. 🙂

  2. Stephen

    Very cute! I think that’ll preach. 🙂

  3. Marc

    Rob: You are a RIOT!!!

  4. Rob

    Hiccup – a minor difficulty, interruption, setback, etc.

  5. rich

    “..and in the upper roon, Jesus passed hicup for them to drink from..”

    Somebook 4:15
    Rich’s Con temporized/cool version

  6. Marc

    Rich: You’re cracking me up too!

    Is that like a Yankee Eubonics?

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