The Sunday School Queen
Steven posts an excerpt from one of Philip Gulley's Quaker novels:
"Did Jonah really get swallowed by a fish?" my son Addison asked.
"You bet your bippee, he did," Alice said. "You can't run from God. He'll hunt you down and nail your hide to the wall, if He's a mind to."
"He's kinda like Superman, except He has a beard and He's a lot older," Billy Grant explained to Addison.l
"Not exactly," I said. "But that's not the important part of the story anyway. The important thing is that God loved the Ninevites and sent Jonah to help them."
"Who were the Ninevites?" Addison asked.
"A bunch of perverts, if ou ask me," Alice said. "The Lord sent two angels to warn them, and the men of the city went mad with lust."
"I believe you're thinking of Sodom and Gomorrah," I pointed out to Alice.
"Ninevites, Sodomites, Gomorites. What's the difference?" she said. "They all needed killing if you ask me."
And people wonder why pastors burn out at an alarming rate.
There's more at Flos Carmeli.
I may have to investigate Gulley. I wonder how much longer before the floors of my place collapse because of the weight of books.