Friday, February 9, 2018
Scripture Imagination take three
Because our Scriptural imagination needs to see the humor in life.
Because our Scriptural imagination can find meaning in laughter and joy.
Because our Scriptural imagination can make meaning even in jokes.
We hear Philip sarcastically say, "Thanks Jesus, I will run down to Walmart and pick up bread for five thousand...can I have your credit card."
We hear Andrew say, "Look...look...here is a lunch...that I totally now realize doesn't really help the situation as much as I thought it would."
We hear the people in the crowd say, "Um...wait...no one told me it was a potluck...was that in the newsletter?"
We hear the people say, "Um...I will take a doggy bag to go because that was the best bread I have ever had."
What other smiles do you see there just waiting in the margins of this story waiting for us to notice.
Because it isn't only about being on the sidelines OR about sacred serendipity...it is also a holy story that causes a smile to cross my face.
I pray brings you more than a trace of God's grace ~~