On the coast path
surrounded by rock and sand.
The sinking sun casts
the shadow of a house onto the hard, red rock.
And I am reminded of another house, another rock,
far away in place and time,
And of another Son, telling stories,
projecting images of houses, rock and sand
For those whose ears are wise enough
to see and understand.
(See The New Testament, Matthew 7: 24-27, The story of the wise and foolish builders)
So here I am staring at the screen again, a major, 23 part online serialisation (A Short History of Divorce) finished, and no inspiration for what to write next. No major ideas at the moment, so for a while it’s likely to be a series of ‘one-offs’…hope you’ll stick around and see what turns up.
In the mean-time, one of my friends re-posted this cartoon on Facebook:
What made me sad was that a lot of the comments that followed on after the picture consisited of theological nit-picking…”you shouldn’t talk about the resurrection in a cartoon in the B C series as it hadn’t happened then”…”actually it isn’t about the resurrection, it’s about the crucifixion” etc.
First off, clearly some Christians (maybe more than I thought) just don’t understand that a cartoon, like a story, is aiming at making you think, of communicating truth in an unexpected and, yes, subversive way, of making you say “WOW! I never saw it that way before!” It’s about real, true stuff in an unreal setting…and that’s OK…that’s how the genre works.
And second off, so many seemed to miss the amazing, subversive beautiful truths about God’s love and Jesus sacrifice.
Ahhhg! End of rant.