Man of the “cloth”

I thought the title Man of the cloth was appropriate for this shot……..as many of you know this is my preacher man brother-in-law. As usual in my posts I don’t use names……so one by one, I am going to need to “nick name” my family members……guess whose turn it is???

I am sure that I will be in trouble when this is seen, but hey……..at least he was decent enough to put such a large “cloth” around his wet trunks…..I will have to say that it left me wondering, did we all run out of beach towels on this trip?

But using this title made me wonder……..what is the proper definition of “man of the cloth”..will this “nick name” fit for my brother in law???

So….this is what I found
Noun 1. man of the clothman of the cloth – a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church

This picture was truly attached to the definition…….bet this guy belted out some really good Sunday morning sermons…..Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Wonder why they didn’t use a shot of a “man of the cloth” like this one below?

You know…..put a little reality into it???

Will “Man of the Cloth” work?

Where did this phrase originate??? What does “cloth” represent…..the shroud??

According to this website……..http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mmanofcloth.html
“From the elegant costumes of servants, other liveries arose–“clothes of calling,” uniforms that became associated with certain professions. The term “man of the cloth” was thus originally applied to mean any livery, any clothes that distinguished a profession.”
So that’s it……

No fancy shmancy meaning……..just like the “man of the cloth” that is kissing the fish……..
Not fancy shmancy……..just keeping it real…….just distinguishing clothes of calling….

Clothes of calling….I like that….

Know what I figured out…..it’s perfect for him…..

The thing I love about it..no matter what he has on….no matter what he wears….his “clothes of calling” distinguish who he is.

It’s all around him. It is what is filling his church to capacity every Sunday with overflow rooms set up with TV monitors. It is what is building a new unbelievable Sanctuary…..

His clothes of calling…..

Not glamorous….flashy……just keeping it real……..

Whether it is one on one…to a packed congregation…..his robe of choice……

Grace……..

Not visibly seen, humbly worn and felt by everyone that he ministers to.

So….one extended family member down…Mr. Man of the Cloth it is…..and we have a long, long way to go…..


Love their sweet church, that is packed to capacity.and I love his beautiful Mrs. Man of the Cloth…and no…her name will have to be something different. This is gonna be fun!

Lastly……
Their unbelievable new church on their donated 60 some odd acres!!!

Mr. Man of the Cloth, you wear grace well, and are being blessed because of it……..

Love,

Me

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  • July 31, 2008 at 12:10 am
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    This was so awesome to see their new church coming along so great…and to see Steve and Catrina also…I miss Steve, Catrina Caleb, Cheryse, Lauryn and Danielle so very much!!

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