That teasing has reminded me of sage advice from the political activist Morton Blackwell:
“The mind can absorb no more than the seat can endure.”
Admittedly, this is a problem I encounter when I’m teaching students during hour-and-fifteen-minute class periods. I don’t think Rob or Iain has ever given us an hour-and-fifteen minute sermon, but then I might have fallen asleep, and it only seemed short.
But you have to wonder if there was some hard-won wisdom behind ye olde 15-minute homily. For students, as well as parishioners.