I sit with several unfinished drafts in my folder, none of which I’m able to complete. Somehow, it appears I forgot how to write over the weekend. Begging your pardon while I repost and try to regain my bearings. Only two and a half of you probably caught this anyway when it posted during my first full week of blogging.
And if you happen to see me out wandering around, laptop dangling and drool on my chin, point me back home?
I grew up watching Rocky and Bullwinkle and loving it.
My favorite is a Dudley DoRight episode. In case you weren’t so enchanted with talking moose and flying squirrels (or too young to know better), let me fill you in.
Snidely Whiplash is the show’s villain, and with his handlebar moustache and black hat is perhaps even the caricature on which so many other villains are based.
The episode opens with Snidely lamenting what a pathetic, disgusting creature he’s become. You see, he has a nasty habit of tying helpless young ladies to railroad tracks. (“I have this thing,” he explains.)
His favorite victim is the delightful Nell Fenwick, a beautiful damsel with lovely blonde curls who is always rescued just in the nick of time by her brave and daring boyfriend, Dudley DoRight of the Royal Canadian Mounties.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.” (John 3:16-21)
My favorite is an episode with Dudley DoRight and Snidely Whiplash. In case you weren’t so enchanted with talking moose and flying squirrels (or too young to know better), let me fill you in.
DoRight hates Whiplash, and sets a trap for him. Since he’s come to hate himself so profoundly, Whiplash is thrilled with his capture and incarceration.
In his strategy session, DoRight explains that though Nell does have truth on her side, he’s most certain to win because he has the advantage of superior deception. His ability to twist facts and law and truth will most certainly win out over any real truth Nell may have to offer.
In the third chapter of John, we read God’s plan for the world. Words we love to hear. If we’ve only attended church for an hour, hopefully we’ve heard these words.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
But He sent His Son. So that through Him the world might be saved.
“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.”
Exposed by the Light? Absolutely.
Jesus said over and over and over throughout the Gospels, “I tell you the truth…” He doesn’t lie.