Sunday, October 08, 2006

Make Yourself At Home

It's a double post today, since I know you missed me terribly over the weekend, which for me, consists of Saturday only. It was my one-year anniversary, incidentally, which is why I missed posting. But I'm making up for it.

I don't expect to find this in your home unless you're at least eighty-five.



Throw pillows are kind of hokey as it is, but why put a Bible verse on it? All by itself, it's a vague, hazy one to boot. Is this like the evangelical equivalent of Deuteronomy 6:6-9? It's funny that only that part of the verse is on the pillow. Here's the last part, which is not very friendly, and the end of James 4:

8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
9
Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.
10
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.


Instead of decorating our furniture with out of context Bible verses, why don't we let the Scriptures speak through our actions?

While we're on the subject of our homes: Christians homes are supposed to be warm, welcoming places. But I go to peoples' homes and feel like I'm in a museum half the time.

"Have a seat wherever you like!" she says. "Look around," she says. Meanwhile, I'm thinking that if I touched anything it would crumble to dust, and the helpless old lady would keel over and die. Just an observation.

By the way, if anyone has any advice or constructive criticism, it is very welcome. I've noticed that response hasn't been as enthusiastic lately.

7 comments:

Joel Bezaire said...

It's like those subliminal tapes that teach you a new language while you sleep. When you sleep on this pillow, it subconsciously reminds you to draw close to God.

Allen said...

Maybe you could include the latter verses in crimson or dark purple on a black throw pillow to evangelize the goth community!
Because you know they love those throw pillows!

Joel Bezaire said...

You could embroider BOTH sides of a pillow for the Mob-victim community...in their death throes, as they are being smothered and suffocated by a pillow, they can be reminded to draw close to God.

Gregory said...

The whole problem with having this on a throw pillow is that most people who have them never actually use them. It's like a duvet: decoration only!

A better idea would be to have it embroidered on the pillows you sleep on. Then again, I'm not sure I want to be thinking about James 4:8 when we're...well...ya know.

Allen said...

Waiting for the Song of Solomon pillow, Gregory?

Gregory said...

*snicker* You're dirty.

Allen said...

Sorry. I utterly misinterpreted your "you know" comment.
Is my face red!