Saturday, March 21, 2009

Not quite converted...?

So - no tears yet then with the Corrie conversion. On the other hand, it doesn't seem to be much of a conversion - or much of a church. 'I like the way they talk about wars and making a difference and that' said Sophie (or she might have said '...and that, like'). 'But they're all so into believing and I'm not sure.'

Fortunately, she's asked advice from resident super-theologian Emily Bishop - a long-time Christian of the 'let's be nice to everybody because we're all right, aren't we?' type. 'But you're trying so hard to persuade yourself to try and believe,' she said (or something approximating to it). 'I think that's very, very brave.'

Yep, that's the incredible life-giving power of the Spirit in a nutshell, isn't it? It helps us try hard to persuade ourselves to try and believe. No wonder nothing much could happen until Pentecost, eh?

1 comment:

Peter Eaton said...

I fear your prediction of tears is going to come true, Gary. I don't watch Corrie myself (I am sub-Lloyd-Jonesian at that point) but I read a news story that the young lady concerned is going to ditch her boyfriend for a girl in her Bible Study group and come out as a lesbian. I suppose it is too much to expect the media to portray a normal, sane, level-headed evangelical Christian.