Monday, January 01, 2007

Dry Bread, Cookies, Popcorn, and Nuts

Take your pick. To define this last year you have four bowls from which to choose an element which defines how things went in your life over this last year. One bowl holds some dry crusts of bread. The next holds cookies. The third bowl is filled with popcorn, and the last bowl has pistachios. Which one do you pick and why?

The answers which came from people in morning gathering were creative, and in spite of some difficult experiences over the year were hope filled. My favorite answers in the morning were these two (please note this does not mean someone else's answer wasn't of deep value - these two just captured my heart, and attention):

Kevin Menasco - he chose the bread, because, "It's boring, and dry, but it nutritious and I need it."
Seth Cohen - Chose pistachios because, "They are open, and I have been more open this year."

The evening gathering was a cathartic release. The dam broke, and all the feelings of struggle and difficulty came flooding out. We didn't even get to teaching from the Bible on this night, because we spoke about the year's struggles, prayed for one another, and worshiped in song some.

What has your year been like? What would you pick and why?


carl said...

I'd have to say the dry crusts of bread. I choose that because the bread used to be very filling and gave me strength and growth for many years but God stopped supplying fresh bread and things started to become stale. I would spend my time rummaging all the crusts from past slices which might have some center left on them but I just got frustrated. He did this to get my attention.

IZenBet said...

well...i'd choose popcorn. it's light and weight watcher approved. maybe that 1/16 of native american in me shows for picking maize....