So I was in church the other day. My wife and I help the church secretary get things ready for the service on Sunday. We fold the bulletins, make sure the pencils in the pews are sharp, and that each of the pews is stocked with offering envelopes. Just little things to make her job a little easier.
And while I was in the sanctuary working on the pews, something that I had been pondering for a while suddenly came to me with crystal clarity. And that’s how this particular post came to be.
Here’s a thought for your next writing exercise:
Your character is a slave. Freshly beaten and abused by his master, he falls at Jesus’ feet and declares, “I have run away from my master to follow you!” How would Jesus reply?
This isn’t an easy question and it’s a great opportunity to blend conflict, history, and religion. It’s also a great opportunity to project that same situation onto today’s society.
What do you think? Where would you take this? What would Jesus’ answer be?