So Anna Carter Florence does this thing where she blocks out scenes from the Bible to figure out stuff about the text. Or something like that. Anyway, while I was working on the stinky sermon, I thought, “maybe I should block this out. maybe there’s something i can’t see without blocking it.”
Except I don’t have a room full of people.
Because I live in an apartment.
With one cat.
And a whole lot of stuffed animals.
Can you see where this is leading?
Yes, I blocked out the Bible story of the woman with the hemorrhage and Jairus’ daughter with stuffies.
Jesus was a panda bear with lilac scented beads in him.
Jairus was a lion.
The woman was a unicorn. pink.
Jairus’ daughter was a Barbie doll.
The crowds were a collection of small stuffed animals that go in a little veterinarian toy.
Peter, James and John were a horse, a dog and a cat respectively.
For a brief moment, I considered bringing all of them in for the sermon.
But the lion and the dog already had other plans, so it didn’t work out.