1The way I read it Jesus was pretty crummy at follow-up,
not going back after the miraculous fact and checking-in
to see how things were going or if there were any queries.
2Maybe he did that a little with his *boys, but the rest of the
population experienced him as a rolling stone: cast out those
demons over there, then adios; pitch a little forgiveness right
down the middle to him or her (s-t-e-e-e-e-r-i-k-e) then back
on the bus and off to the next game under the lights. 3If anything,
Jesus was the good Samaritan half-breed God following the neon
rainbow – his modus operandi was clear: stop, love, and roll.
4All too often our elaborate methods of discipleship are grievous
burdens to be borne. Brothers and sisters, this should not be so.
*boys – the disciples/the twelve, e.g., Peter, James, John

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  1. Winn Collier on August 31, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I like the shape of this, very much.

    • thebeautifuldue on September 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

      Thanks, Winn…you did cross my mind on this one.

  2. hopefulleigh on August 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Whoa. That’ll preach.

  3. nwhannas on August 31, 2012 at 2:57 pm


    • thebeautifuldue on September 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

      Many thanks, GH…the aspens are beginning to turn down here…

  4. Mark on August 31, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Woulda made a hospital chaplain. Heal’em and hand’em off. :0)

  5. mike graves on August 31, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    ” Look on yonder misty mountain, see the young monk man.
    Protecting Rododendrum forests.”” Epistle to Dippy” Donovan

  6. Diana Trautwein on August 31, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    “stop, love and roll…” I love it. T-shirts anyone??

  7. genesmith12 on August 31, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    #4 fosho!

  8. patriciaspreng on September 1, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I love that you said “crummy.” = )

    • thebeautifuldue on September 1, 2012 at 11:53 am

      Patricia, its quite a delightful word, isn’t it? Thanks for your comment.

  9. Sandi on September 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Thanks John. Simply said, deeply felt.

  10. lvshope on September 2, 2012 at 3:59 am

    Love the way in which you are straightforward. Very refreshing!

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