Wednesday, 21 December 2005

A parable

“To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? And with what shall I compare it? It is like a man who receives a new book in the mail, suddenly, and when he least expects it.”


Michael Pahl said...


Chris Tilling said...

It is better to give (to me) than to receive.

kim fabricius said...

Unless it's from the Left Behind series - or contains a bill!

And what's with this "man" stuff? Inclusive language, please! Or are you suggesting that women aren't intelligent enough to read? How very dare you!:)

Chris Tilling said...

Women can read?

who, me? said...

Us shur nuff kin reed, an us'n appreciates the high Jacobean rhetoric of "The Kingdom of God is like unto a man..."

kim fabricius said...

By the way, I've got this wonderful postcard on my study mantlepiece that shows a stout bearded guy, clearly on a demonstration, holding a Bible in one hand and a placard in the other.

The placard reads: "GOD ALMIGHTY HATES BOOK LERNERS" [no, that's not a typo!] - followed by the completely irrelevant biblical references of Psalm 5:5, Psalm 11:5, and Amos 5:15.


Chris Tilling said...

Kim that sounds really funny. If you have time please scan it and e-mail it to me!

Jim said...

Me too Kim- Please!

Jim G said...


I'd love a scan of that postcard.

My colleague who teaches creative homiletics in our College has a T-Shirt which proclaims, 'Don't put words in my mouth', signed God.

I like the idea of a divinely inspired mispelling or typo which suggests innerrancy isn't infallible!

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