Clowning for Christ (Revised)
Without a doubt, this is my worst nightmare in book form. I gotta say I am not a big fan of the clown as a Christian emissary. Maybe I am going out on a limb, but is this REALLY an effective ministry tool? If it is, can someone show me some data?
In this particular book, there are a few pages on how NOT to frighten children. The mere fact this is a possibility should be reason enough to re-think packing Jesus’ message in clown form. Maybe the clowns can be an illustration of what Hell is all about. If that is the point, I promise to never skip mass again.
So help me God!
I have to say I am kind of loving our good friend Rev. Grant and his somewhat hysterical doom and gloom pamphlets. Not too long ago we featured his special title, Work with Less Energy. This particular title is all about end times. Some of our best indicators are some of the more evil man made problems such as: heart disease, the atomic bomb, radio and television. Our dear Rev. Grant has got you covered with lots of scripture and advice so you can be fully prepared for the end. Not buying it? Don’t be too sad. They say it’s a dry heat in hell.
See you on the other side,
Work With Less Energy
Are you overworked? Can’t meet those deadlines? Forget your calendar and to-do list! God wants you to take a moment and look around. Rev. Grant came to an epiphany one day after watching people work:
“Today I watched a negro working. You know how they do. They work so relaxed, so gracefully.”
Evidently a few metaphors, Bible verses, and standing around watching people work is the key.