A few weeks ago I had the strangest dream. As best as I can remember it (because it was rather weird … you know, one of those dreams that seems to jump around a lot but “bits and pieces” remain with you upon waking. Yea, one of those.
In my dream, Vincent D’Onofrio was what some might call or think of as a Pentecostal preacher. Like his famous Law and Order character, he was animated in speech and a little on the quirky side.
He swayed while he preached. Or more accurately, he “flowed” around the pulpit, as though moving with the ebb and flow, rise and fall of the Holy Spirit speaking through Him.
Most of what he preached I don’t remember, but I recall the feeling of agreement. He was preaching the Bible.
Then unexpectedly he paused, looked right at me from the pulpit, and said “Don’t smell another man’s offering.”
A few minutes later, he asked me what that (all of what he had just preached) meant to me.
I thought for a moment, took a deep breath to answer, and … woke up.
DON’T SMELL ANOTHER MAN’S OFFERING
I have been thinking about this ever since. What do you think this means? Do any Scriptures come to mind?