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Short story time…


Deconstruct this.

You’re in a large room hanging out with a bunch of people. They don’t appear familiar but you’re having a great time.

Someone enters the room and begins the gathering.

Everyone in the room takes turns sharing, mostly meandering about their past sins and tragic mistakes.

This scene of friendly chatter followed by a time of confession seems to continue over and over and months seem to pass.

And then during one of the ‘circle times’ you finally connect the dots, and it dawns on you that everyone in the room is either a murderer or a rapist.

You’re shocked wondering what you’re doing there.

You tell the person leading the therapy session, you don’t belong here.

He says he knows, he’s seen your file.

You explain to him got you’ve nothing against these folks, and that although you have your share of issues, this isn’t for you.

He responds “Do you think you’re better than them?”

Confused, your mind goes to a complete blank.

Actually this was a recent dream I found myself in. Except in the end, the confusion overloads my dream, and I find myself awake unable to go back to bed.

Tell me doc, am I just another self-righteous dude who doesn’t honestly want to identify with ‘the least of these’?

note – i have no idea where i got the above image from, i’ll credit it if you know.

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Parke November 3, 2009, 2:59 pm

    I don't pretend to know what that means for you in any real way. I know I regularly need extra grace from God to love people. It's too easy to let the tiredness of the moment override what I know is the right posture.

  • shallowfrozenwater November 3, 2009, 7:36 pm

    wow, this is brilliant. love the diagram and the story just pokes right at the core eh?

  • lon November 5, 2009, 4:01 pm

    'tiredness of the moment' i like that phrase… get it all the time.

  • lon November 5, 2009, 4:01 pm

    yeah, i was fairly disturbed by the dream…

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