LOS ANGELES, CA—According to witnesses at Second United Methodist Church, local man Greg Uttley was seen in a moment of solemn thoughtfulness Sunday morning, sincerely bowing his head during his pastor’s passionate sermon, in order to check the score of the morning NLDS matchup between the Nationals and the Dodgers on his smartphone.
“Yes, amen!” Uttley reportedly called out just after his pastor argued for a greater emphasis on personal holiness. Coincidentally, the heartfelt cry occurred just as shortstop Corey Seager’s solo shot in the first pulled the Dodgers out to an early lead in Game 2.
“Are you kidding me?” the man was heard exclaiming as catcher Jose Lobaton fired off an unbelievable three-run homer in the fourth, coinciding with a lament from his pastor that thousands of people groups in the world still don’t have a translation of the Scriptures.
“That’s ridiculous! How could we let that happen?!” Uttley cried out, burying his head in his hands, as his pastor nodded approvingly of the man’s newfound passion for the gospel.
“Let’s get it together people,” Uttley muttered, strongly convicting those around him of their apathy toward unreached people groups.
According to sources close to Uttley, his outspoken passion for the pastor’s preaching increases exponentially in October, then goes quiet again until April.