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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Christian Community: Outrageous!!!!!

Well, tonight has been the ABSOLUTE best!!!!!.

I had two men in my bedroom - one straight and one gay - and we drank bourbon and gin and ate fresh blueberries and corn chips (without salsa) and told great stories and outrageous lies and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and it was the BEST medicine I could have ever asked for to heal my aching back.

For those of you who may be concerned with propriety, I need to tell you that (a) no one took off any article of clothing, (2) one of the men was my former senior warden and is a happily married man and a terrific father, (3) the other man was one of my FORMER seminarians who is dearly beloved, and (4) this comes under "social events," "discussion group," "special events," and "prayer" in the above schematic drawing of the organizational flow chart.

I am READY for mission on Tuesday morning.

Swear to God.

And, my back no longer hurts.

Thank you, Jesus (and, Mark Harris who advised me to be outrageous and he has never, ever given me a lick of bad advice)!

4 comments:

JimMollo said...

Yea! I'm famous!

I did lose my shoes...

Eileen said...

Glad your back has healed, and I'll pray for continued healing and a good flight down to Belize, and much productive activity while there.

Lisa said...

This sounds like "just what the doctor ordered," Elizabeth. How delightful.

You assure us no articles of clothing were removed. But ... did they anoint you with anything unconventional [grin] which might account for your leap forward in healing?

Jon said...

Lisa - our medicine was simple and in line with all the high standards of orthodoxy (EK would permit nothing less)... Simply a rotation between bourbon and ice cream. It's a combination that will cure almost ANY ailment. All treatments were given orally - no anointing necessary.