May 29, 2008

First drafts of the parables of Jesus

From Dave Eggers’ journal McSweeney’s:

Jesus said, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

One of the disciples asked, “What of the man who builds his house inside the house built on the rock? Surely his house will be even less damaged by water and wind. Is this what we should do?”

And Jesus said, “No, don’t do that.”

I just laughed myself silly.

PS: Look at the CD you can order! I made one myself when I first read this book, but heck — this is a lot less work.

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  • WOW – that is classic. I just shared that with my dad, who racked up 40 years plus in ministry. We had a good laugh!

    Matt — May 29, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

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