Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Sheep and the Goats and the Llamas

While this is my own video of some llama friends of mine in Peru (I learned a lot from the lovely llamaherder in it), it is here mainly to accompany "Churchless Faith"'s post below:

The Sheep and the Goats and the Lamas

Imagine if while Jesus told the parable of the Good Samaritan he threw in a fourth character who arrives just before the Good Samaritan. We’ll call him the concerned Samaritan. This character sees the injured man, offers him a cup of coffee and a chat and tells him that the registered services who are qualified to help him with his particular issues are currently full and gives him a phone number of somewhere to call the next working day. What would Jesus say about this character?

Or, imagine if while Jesus was telling the parable of the sheep and the goats he added some lamas. This third group of people saw the homeless and instead of giving them a home gave them a cup of coffee, someone to talk to and the phone number of a service for homeless people with a six month waiting list. What would Jesus say about the Lamas?
-Link, Churchless Faith

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