Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jesus not only wept he LOL too

Last Sunday I led the service in prison. Ric and Nigel from Zac's did most of the work (Ric the music and Nigel the talky bit) and they were brill so my bit was easy. Then last night I led the bible study in Zac's as Sean was away (more later).

So what I'm thinking is how did that happen?

I don't get to lead anything in Linden. I'm not in ... I was going to say the 'in crowd' but that's not fair so I'll say among 'the wise ones'. Nobody thinks of me if they need a speaker or good advice or sound theological knowledge; they only come to me if they want a twit. Which is fine as, after all, Paul said, '... he gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, some to be pastors and teachers and some to be twits.'
(Editor's note: you may not find that in your bible as it's only in the very earliest scrolls and the last section was dropped when the early church fathers were deciding which bits were going to be in the bible.)

After all we are made in God's image and we laugh a lot so he must so therefore he would have decreed the need for twits. But those boring old early church fathers took out all the obvious humour deeming it inappropriate. They left in the verse 'Jesus wept' but deleted the verse 'Jesus LOL when Peter told him about the rabbi, the vicar and David Beckham.'

And now I seem to have lost the thread of this post. I can't remember what the point was. If there was one.


Ann Marie said...

Some people are wise and gifted in public speaking, some people are wise and gifted in communicating in others ways. Just because you don't get asked to preach, don't belittle the gift you have. A lot of us are very glad for it.

Liz said...

Thank you, Ann Marie!

Leslie: said...

Well, I'm LOLing right now!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

No , not far from the point at all ! But I wouldn't use twit . I'd use warm and compassionate .

Liz said...

I'm glad, leslie.

Ah bless you, sonata.