The Rev. Robert Schuller was back in the pulpit Christmas Eve, days after undergoing an angioplasty.
"In this Christmas message . . . I give you a key," Mr. Schuller told about 3,600 worshipers Wednesday night in the Crystal Cathedral. "It's how to deal with life's surprises."
"To the positive person . . . the consciousness that life is full of the unpredictable is a source of hope, expectation, optimism," Mr. Schuller said in his 200th sermon, the second of the day.
Mr. Schuller, 71, drove himself to a hospital on Dec. 12 suffering from chest pain. Doctors performed the artery-unclogging surgery the next day. Doctors said Mr. Schuller, who left the hospital last week, suffered no serious damage to his heart.