“I think I would make a good monk, the perfect recluse.” ~priest

If I had my druthers, I’d druther curl up with a good book, blog or facebook in a quiet place away from people.  If I had my druthers, I’d druther be alone.  I like the quiet.  I like to think.  I really don’t care if I spend time with others or not.  But as much as I like quiet, I realize God has a better way.

It is God’s desire that none should perish.  It is His desire that all should hear the good Word of what His Son did for us when he beat the cross.  So if that is God’s will, I want to be a part of it.  I want to tell people about Jesus.  The question becomes, how will I meet more people?  What is the best way for me?
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The mormons and some other folks go door to door. That’s really not for me.  Likely, I’d just get bit by the neighbor’s pitbull.  There are some emergent church folks who meet in bars.  I don’t like smoke, so that is out. I have a friend who catches people leaving the theater and passes out gospel tracts.  There are lots of ways to meet people.
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I’m thinking about setting up at a flea market and sell stuff.  What do you think? I figure on a good day I might meet a hundred or more people.  Wonder what I should sell?  Anyone have any ideas?  I am serious about this.  I could sell stuff, give away Bibles to the people God picks out and talk about Jesus.  Really!
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Just had a thought….
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How about I set up a confession booth?  I could charge people for listening to my confession. I’ve sinned some pretty good sin, think they’d pay?  If they got tired of me, I could get you to substitute.  How about it?
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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

5 thoughts on ““I think I would make a good monk, the perfect recluse.” ~priest”

  1. Hi Archie;

    I think you’re on to something, except I would charge the people who are confessing as listening isn’t a sin. The RCs have been doing it for ages. Tell the confessor he or she is forgiven, they will feel better and you will have a fatter wallet.

    I like the idea so much, I may try it. It’s like therapy. 🙂

  2. Have you read Blue Like Jazz? There’s a part in there about the author setting up a confessional at a very liberal university on their night of debauchery (Ren Fayre) He actually did the confessing for all of the wrongs Christians have done against humanity as a whole….too much to explain here, but great story in a great book. If you haven’t read it, you sound like a guy who would appreciate it. (Not that I know you or anything, just a hunch.)

  3. Hi Barb! Thank you for jumping in. Love the comment. I hate to give it away. But…..

    I just finished Blue Like Jazz and liked it so much I mailed it to my blog friend Ich. I would have been busted by Ich anyway for stealing the idea, so it might as well been you. I am chuckling!

    Hope you like the book, Ich. Thank you, Barb!

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