A Glimpse into the Misunderstanding of Stumbling Applied

John Hops sits down to eat twenty pounds of fresh boiled crawfish with Wally Generic. Wally is a troubled man. He has many activities in his mind that challenge his sense of right and wrong.

John puts on a Jimmy Buffet CD and begins to eat the bright red shellfish as he asks Wally what he would like to drink overlooking a newspaper lined table. Coke, water, iced tea, beer, and 7UP are all up for the offering. Wally picks tea. Hops is convinced in his own conscience that having that German import is perfectly right and good. He picks the Heineken.

Wally hears the music and glances nervously at the cold glass and frets. He says nothing.

They continue in small banter as they eat the tiny morsels and make a meal of the rest of the celery, garlic, corn, potatoes, and other cooked additions to the feast. Wally eats three times as much as John. John doesn’t mention the cheesecake he wanted to serve and considers putting a knife to Wally’s throat [Prov. 23:2] but says nothing.

Two consciences waltz without dancing while a neighboring third party sees the unclean feast and is perplexed. A distressed glutton with a plank eye makes for an odd dinner guest.


About ostrakinos

Pastoral sojourner in the world. Raising up four daughters. Citizen of earth. Resident of heaven. Taking ten looks at Christ.

Posted on June 2, 2006, in Experiential / Application. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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