24 June 2008

Sheep stealer


W A N T E D

A man who keeps coming back to the haunts of his former co-religionists(1),
showing them what he calls the inadequacies of their current system (2),
and calling them to join him where he is now (3).
Answers to the names "Paul" and "Saul of Tarsus".

If found, please bring him to the offices of the Confraternity for the Prosecution of Heretics.

(1) Acts 13:5, 14; Acts 21:26
(2) Acts 13:46; Acts 22:1-21
(3) Acts 13:38-39; Acts 26:29

8 comments:

Chris Grindstaff said...

Fr. Gregory,
Ok, that's the funniest thing I've read in a while. Thanks for the making me smile.

Also, thanks for your recent comment on Gottesblog in which you quote Khomiakov on the notion of "authority." I found it helpful and instructive. I used that word a bit loosely myself recently. I think I will take your advice and try to read some of Khomiakov.

Fr. Gregory Hogg said...

Thanks, Chris. Khomiakov is marvelous!

JnDamascus said...

Fr. Gregory,

This is both very funny, and an expression of sad, ironic truth.

Christopher D. Hall said...

If the shoe fits... :)

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Chuckle, chuckle. This reminds me of a post I didn't post, about SNARKS, that formidable group that emerged when the Self-appointed Niceness Authority merged with the Referees of Kindness Squad.

:-)

Fr. Jon M. Ellingworth said...

I don't know why, but something about "specks" and "logs" and "wolves in sheep's clothing" keep coming to mind. "Orderly houses", angels of light even, hmmm? I'm not sure how "funny" this really is.

Fr. Gregory Hogg said...

Fr. Jon,

Humor is contextual, I guess. Here's another one: I just visited your parish's web site. Right below your icon of Christ, at the top left, there was an advertisement...for "orthodoxmarketplace.org".

The unworthy priest,

Fr. Gregory

Fr. Jon M. Ellingworth said...

Fr. Gregory wrote: I just visited your parish's web site. Right below your icon of Christ, at the top left, there was an advertisement...for "orthodoxmarketplace.org".

Uh, felicitous inconsistency? It's a free site-building service. In choosing a template, the one styled "Orthodox" was most reflective of what our congregation is about. The ad comes as a fixed component of the template. I figured people could surely by books and gifts at worse places.

They'd have to offer ten or more different templates if they were gong to cater to Lutherans.