14.4.07

A sponge stick for Jesus

So, the other day I was pondering on the idea of Jesus followers being "in the world but not of it" (this chap goes into it well) and had a vision.
It was an image of a trifle, lots of cream and custardy goodness.
But it was especially the little sponges in the jelly that got my attention. See, before these sponges go into the trifle they are hard crunchy sticks. But after marinating in the trifles rum and gelatine they become melt in the mouth morsels. The sponge sticks expand through the bottom of the trifle and form a delish solid base to this parochial dessert.

Whadya reckon? A picture of what it is to be living and meaningful in the world -only really becoming what we are meant to be when we engage with the 'rum and gelatine'- but with our substance, our values and identity, staying the same...
No? Yeah? Too weird? Too yummy? Anyone else have any new pictures of old concepts?

8 comments:

jo said...

I could be a sponge stick for Jesus. I like that picture. Can I be in a trifle that doesn't have the minging tinned fruit. That's my worstest bit. Maybe that could symbolise all that's not good with the world and as fighting sponge sticks we need to purge the world of gross fruit from a can till we're left with a trifle world of spongey, jelly, creamy, custard goodness, with generous amounts of flake sprinkled on the top. Mmm.

lucy ar said...

YES! And what about purging the gross red plastic cherry on the top? I hate it, I think it is clearly Satan in this allegory.

jo said...

Yes! Without a doubt Satan is the shiny plastic cherry.

Anonymous said...

i just got this crazy picture... perhaps it's like tonnes of people reading this post and barely anyone responding to it with their own commitment. Or is that putting too much of a negative spin on it??

-keen comment reader

Anonymous said...

...my bad, sorry can everyone replace 'commitment' with 'comment'
In it but not of it.

-still keen comment reader

Anonymous said...

sorry I'm struggling to make sense here.... is this why people don't comment?

-k c r

lucy ar said...

Wowza, a Secret Squizza!! Although many readers don't comment and it is a little sad, I am not sure about where this meets the trifle, ye wise squirrel? Maybe this calls for another picture... say of Strawberries. Strawberries are delish eaten simply but really are a taste explosion when dipped in choc. Perhaps non-commenters are like undipped strawberries?

Corryn said...

Okay so the comments started confusing my poor little brain, but I loved the trifle allegory. I want to be a sponge for Jesus!!!!

Mmmmm...but now I'm hungas.