Monday, November 01, 2004 AD Communion Reflection 2: Playing Make-Believe Yesterday during the Lord's Supper, I was thinking about what it'll be like at the consummation of the Kingdom, when we are "saved to sin no more." And I thought that I need to approach life in the here and now as one grand game of make believe: When temptation strikes, what would it be like to say, "Let's pretend this is the New Creation, and I'm incapable of sinning"? I wonder if that could be an effective tool in the fight to be obedient.
It has this going for it: It's a childlike approach. When I let myself be all grown up and think, "Oh dear. Here I am facing this temptation again. I wonder if I'll be able to withstand it this time. Probably not." I'm already more than halfway to defeat.
I think Communion is a bit like Jesus coming to a little girl's tea party, squinching Himself into a little chair between Raggedy Ann and a teddy bear, taking seriously her seriously playful hospitality. And then I squirm a bit and think of all the ways that analogy breaks down. How much growing down I have left to do! Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 11/01/2004 06:47:00 PM
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