I know it’s been a good sermon, a good retreat, a good movie, a good class, a good Netflix series when the impulse to talk about it with other people is overwhelming. I’ve experienced this lately after:
- Watching Harriet
- Watching Fleabag especially Season 2
- Talking about Inlighten Films with its founder
- Hearing Shannon Kershner’s sermon about #MeToo
- Reading anything by Colson Whitehead
- Reading about the new Watchmen series (I don’t have HBO or I’d be watching it.)
Experiencing the creative juices of certain people partnered with the thoughts in my own brain is enough of a reason to live to get through these anxious days.
I would love for every sermon to spark the impulse to talk about it.
I would love for every retreat, every meeting, every class, every conference to spark that impulse.
This is what evangelism is all about: sharing the Good News of something life-giving and idea-sparking. When was the last time you experienced this?
What’s the buzz that makes it impossible for you NOT to talk about it with others? For me it’s the buzz God reveals to me. The God who created Harriet Tubman and Cynthia Erivo, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Scott Galloway and Shannon Kershner and Colson Whitehead and Damon Lindelof is the God I’m very interested in knowing everything about. It’s the kind of creativity that lights fires and imaginations and relationships.
I pray you experience something this weekend that blesses you with the impulse to talk about it with someone else. It’s amazing.
Image of bees outside the hive.