Saturday, June 5, 2010

Carpe Diem!

The Gospel spread like wildfire in part because the world had a new common language. Those whose native tongue was something else wrote the Bible in Greek; barriers were stripped and the Word of God held its own in the public arena!

NOW is another wonderful opportunity - think about it!
"We live in a literate time, and our children are writing up a storm, often combining letters and numerals (U R 2 1derful), blogging like crazy, reading for hours off their little screens, surfing around from Henry James to Jesse James to the epistle of James to pajamas to Obama to Alabama to Alanon to non-sequiturs, sequins, penguins, penal institutions, and it's all free, and you read freely, you're not committed to anything the way you are when you shell out $30 for a book, you're like a hummingbird in an endless meadow of flowers." - Garrison Keillor 1
With this has come the ability to reach out; barriers are again stripped and the Word of God is free to hold its own in the public arena!

To Garrison, a veteran author, the era of self publishing is cheesy:
"And if you want to write, you just write and publish yourself. No need to ask permission, just open a website.... And if you want to write a book, you just write it ... the future of publishing [is] 18 million authors in America, each with an average of 14 readers, eight of whom are blood relatives ..." 1
But, it's a good thing! If every 14 reached 14 more, calculate the results!

So, dear 14 readers (and , Hello, uncle Bussy!), seize the day's opportunity, share Christ, there's nothing to stop you except you!

- fritz

1. The Old Scout, A Prairie Home Companion, May 25th 2010

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