So Paul took his stand in the open space at the Areopagus and laid it out for them: "I'm here to introduce you to this God.... He doesn't play hide-and-seek with us. He's not remote; he's near. We live and move in him, can't get away from him!" ~Acts 17
Recently, Andrew Jones (aka, the Tall Skinny Kiwi) was invited--along with a group of other bloggers--to Summarize the Gospel in 10 Words or Less. Why? Says, host blogger Demian Farnworth, "The thinking behind the post is essentially this: If you can’t summarize what you believe in ten words, do you truly understand what you believe?" The results (as well as those left in the comments section) are interesting--and diverse. It's worth a look-see.
Jesus reconnects us to God, ourselves, others and the world.
Of course, like Farnworth says, a tiny summary like this isn't meant to explain the rich nature of the Story and God's gift to us in Jesus. But, this exercise is good for me. And I'm finding it a bit addictive--perhaps it's my fascination with words? or maybe a ramification of all that tweeting? Either way, I can't help but contemplate other ways to encapsulate the Story (some of which may make it back here).