Worthwhile Weekend Words

Good finds this week:

I am not a tattoo person myself; not only do needles and I not get along, but I just don’t see the appeal. This post over at Storyline Blog gave me pause to think, however, and reminded me that all of us are telling our stories in different ways. It is worthwhile to figure out how others are telling theirs, and to listen.

Emily writes about excess and miracles and feasting. She discusses the feeding of the five thousand, and brings out an insight that had never occurred to me: “The excess, the leftovers were baskets filled, not with whole loaves of bread, but with broken pieces. Because the miracle comes at a cost. Why am I always forgetting the point? He invites broken people to come and feast on broken bread and the excess is a reminder of the miracle.”

I’m not sure I completely agree with the argument made in this post regarding the mixing of suffering and evil – I would say that, ultimately, all suffering is a result of the fall (and, therefore, evil) – but it gave me food for thought.

Finally, Margaret Feinberg writes about happiness and joy and how we Christians send the wrong messages about both over at Rachel Held Evans’s blog. I really appreciated what she had to say here.

That’s it for me this week! How about you? Read anything interesting?

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