Thursday, June 12, 2014

Now she has relief

The fellow who's giving me a ride from my hotel to the facility and back is Christian enough that he homeschools and plays Christian radio in the car. (Not Christian enough to talk to me about it, yay!) It's inoffensive radio, at least what they play in drive time - praise songs and prayer requests and "news from a decidely Christian perspective" (which so far has mainly meant, as far as I can tell, how they select the three stories they've decided to mention). But ... it's still that weird Christian vibe.

For instance, yesterday the announcer/preacher went on for five minutes listing people who needed prayers. One of them was a woman who had suffered from severe headaches for years. "Now she has relief," he said, adding parenthetically "they did a procedure", so "let's thank God for her healing and pray for her continued relief."

Because, I guess, God led her to the doctors who "did the procedure" that actually cured her.

(Also, I always think of Matthew 6:5-6. Can you get much more public and much less secret than the radio? TV's about it.)



At 11:23 PM, June 12, 2014 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Reminds of the "good Christian" in-laws we long ago visited, to whom we brought fresh vegetables that we (mainly I) had raised in our garden and harvested. The wife fixed some for dinner, then the husband said grace before we ate, thanking GOD for the produce, but never acknowledging our contribution in any way.


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