Monday, June 29, 2009

How to Use the Christian Bible

Use only as directed.
  1. Pray, "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner."
  2. Pray a psalm.
  3. Read a long passage of Scripture.
  4. Say "Thank you."
  5. Say "I'm sorry."
  6. Pray, "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner."

7. Be less of a jerk to people. Refer to what you learned in steps 1, 3, and 6 for guidance in this.
8. Perform steps 4 and 5 again, in the company of others.

Practices to avoid

- Applying the lessons of Step 3 to other peoples lives, without their permission or cooperation
- Reading teeny, tiny excerpts of Scripture that sound nice
- Performing Step 3 without the other steps
- Using the Christian Bible without the support of a loving, caring community

Results may vary, but probably not by very much.

13 comments:

JHearne said...

This might be my all-time favorite post of yours.

Scott M. Collins said...

LOVE IT.

+ Alan said...

I Like it.

CAL said...

Thank you for this. I loved it, and I'll be back to visit your site in the future.

Jared Cramer said...

This is so good.

baritone58 said...

What a concise summary of something we all need to practice. Thank you!

Monk-in-Training said...

This really is good Kyle, you did great.

nick gill said...

This is just brilliant! I'm sharing this everywhere I can. Thank you!

PS - I'm the ILL Specialist at the State Library in Frankfort -- I borrow stuff from Ensor all the time!

Staupostek said...

Very well said.

Kyle said...

Thank you, friends.

III said...

Hey Kyle. I'm a friend of Jared Cramer's, and he pointed me toward this. This is totally going up on my Church family's bulletin board: front & center. Excellent work.

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