Friday, January 02, 2009

Now that's what I call Bible Reading 2009: Like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick.

I'm plagiarising this thought from a conversation with Marcus Honeysett, but anyways...
"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy says that the best drink in existence is the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. It says that the effect of drinking a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick."
We know however that there is something better to drink than the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster - the love of God, which is better than wine. And there is something that tastes better too - namely the Word of God, which tastes sweeter than honey. What if when we read the Bible it was like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick?

Given that what's written in ink has the power to cut us open, or to create the universe it doesn't seem an altogether unreasonable expectation to have when I open the good book. Granted it wont always deliver that kind of effect (and sometimes we need something a bit more gentle and comforting) but it'd do me no harm at all to expect God to speak and that the experience might not leave me exactly the same as I was before.