top of page

The Spitting Image

“I recently did one of those Ancestry DNA tests—you know, that test where you send in a small capsule of your spit and a hundred bucks and they send you back a multi-page, full color profile that tells you who’s been swimming in your personal gene pool,” said the Rev. Dr. Bob Kaylor at “Transformed! the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s Fourth Global Gathering” at Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, November 9, 2019. “It used to be that if you had a striking physical resemblance to one of your parents or grandparents that people would say that you were their ‘spitting image’ — who knew that we would one day use actual spit to found out why!”

In a deeply personal and beautiful mediation on God the Creator and our call to be his adopted royal sons and daughters, Kaylor, senior pastor at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church in Monument, Colorado, went on to say, “One of’s slogans is, ‘Everyone has a fascinating story. We’ll help you find yours.’ Well, our goal is to help everyone find themselves in the story. Friends, you are royalty. Your destiny has always been to be a part of the royal family of God. Look around at these people — indeed, look at anyone closely and you can see the family resemblance (faint though it may seem at the moment)! This is the good news we proclaim to all those who wrestle with their identity, who think they are a mistake: the king has been looking for you, lost though you may have been, to give you a royal inheritance of abundant, eternal life.”

To watch the video press the play icon in the lower left hand corner of the viewer. To download this video so you can share it in a small group setting, please click on “vimeo” in the viewer, and then click download in the new window.


Please know that any text in blue are links to the information source or greater detail. Also, we ask that you share, comment and like any and all posts to continue to help spread the word. We find that most UMC members know little to nothing about the current and future of the UMC. Please decide now to be heard before it is too late! EOWCA values your comments and support. Thank you!

15 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

The East Ohio WCA Board Announcement

September 26, 2023 The Wesleyan Covenant Association of East Ohio: Praising God for the marvelous movement of the Holy Spirit in establishing the Allegheny West Provisional Conference. You have done a


bottom of page