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.”

9 Comments:

Michael Pahl said...

Brilliant!

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.

Priceless!

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! jwest@highland.net

Jim G said...

Kim

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!

jmandsegordon@aol.com

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