Comments: Oscar

There is something very endearing (and exhausting) about "someone terminally incapable of sitting still". Keep me on my toes, Oscar.

Posted by Pam at Friday, 14 March 2014 at 7:35am GMT

Jesus' use of humour never ceases to amaze me, although, like Shakespeare's clowns, the passing of the centuries has somewhat dulled the rapier wit. However I am sure that in telling many of his parables Jesus had His audience in stitches. I wonder if the Saviour was using humour in His encounter with Nicodemus when talking about being "born again" but Nicodemus, being such a serious fellow failed to get the joke?
Thank you for this splendid Lenten parable about Oscar. For this alone it would seem worth spending all those millions of pounds on building that bridge to get from Yorkshire to Barton- upon- Humber.

Posted by Father David at Friday, 14 March 2014 at 8:43am GMT

The problem with this is that the system wants back 'in' - and the demand is there because otherwise our encounters with Oscars are disturbing and rethinking and even entertaining but they are not the ones we 'follow'. There's no harm either in seeking clarity about the ideas and folks that might interest us as potential guideposts. I suspect that Jesus is far more mysterious than this Oscar. At least Oscar looks at the same maps whatever the strength of his specs.

Posted by Pluralist at Sunday, 16 March 2014 at 1:34am GMT
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