Saturday, 2 August 2014

Wedding Whoops

Who warned you of the wrath to come...sorry-- wrong text.
I've had my share of oops moments over the last twenty five years (counting seminary and practicum experiences). Happily I have yet to have the particular moment our little nebbish in this toon is having.

Interestingly, there are people who believe that one can open sacred texts at random and derive immediate inspiration or guidance. Seems to me the least injurious result would be embarrassment. A professor we had liked to tell a story about a young person seeking guidance for his love life. His random turn to scripture took him to a passage, "you shall go out with joy". I wonder if Joy thought that serendipity was such a good thing.

The dark side to all of this is that plenty of times, we misinterpret, misappropriate, and otherwise distort sacred texts and lose sight of their basic trajectory. Uh post is morphing into a sermon....better hit the 'eject' button.

1 comment:

Gary's third pottery blog said...

hopefully a person does not start a funeral with "Jack Bailey was a great husband and father...whoops! Wrong notes. Jack is at noon and I need the ten o'clock service, let's see....Minnie Jackson liked cats and..."