“You know you’re a Mennonite Brethren when…”

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….you know Anabaptist isn’t John the Baptist’s wife

….you know that ICOMB is not a new personal grooming tool from Apple

….you don’t confuse Menno Simons, George Blaurock, or Conrad Grebel with indie musicians

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….you know the difference between MBBS, MBBC, and MCC

….you own the entire 52-year corpus of the MB Herald

….you’re into peacemaking, but happily hunt down your friends during a game of lasertag or paintball

….you’ve accidentally ordered a BFL for lunch

….your idea of SOARing over spring break is having a church-basement sleepover with hundreds of your closest friends

….your best stories begin with “When I was at MBBC/CMU/Bethany/ETEM/MBBS…”

….you think of your church, not the province of Manitoba when you read “MB”

….you see profound logic in spending 15¢ for a coffee mug at the MCC thrift store and $15 for coffee at Ten Thousand Villages

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….your family says grace by singing the doxology in four-part harmony

 

—Complied by Karla Braun

One Comment on ““You know you’re a Mennonite Brethren when…”

  1. How about 10 out of 12?? Other than having filled my attic with MB Heralds and how I start my best stories, I made it in!! I’ll share in my Mennonite Church Eastern Canada congregation on Sunday that Karla Braun has pronounced me MB! :-)

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