“you may be an undigested bit of beef…..”

“You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese,
a fragment of underdone potato.
There’s more of gravy than of grave about you,
whatever you are!”

Charles Dickens / Scrooge in a Christmas Carol

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(Alastair Sim as Scrooge in a 1951 adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol)

An undigested bit of beef, a piece of moldy cheese…
a sour stomach due to indigestion…

Indigestion, that’s it!!

Or maybe a migraine…
or a change in weather…
or the dropping barometric pressure…
perhaps a change in season…

Any explanation other than the truth…

The truth of the nagging encounter.

The encounter that is meant to turn you around.
Bringing you to your knees,
opening your eyes,
but more importantly, turning your heart.

Oh say what we will about the character of the man Dickens…
One thing is certain, his stories spoke deeply of the condition of the heart of man.

How long will we try to rationalize our encounters, our moments,
when the Spirit meets us in mid journey, as something other than indigestion
or a coincidence, or something other than…
the Divine…

“Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you;
and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

Ezekiel 26:36

13 comments on ““you may be an undigested bit of beef…..”

  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    Love this, Yoda. I often feel like that and the only relief is a good burp. Thanks for the reminder that God is constantly working on us. Have a great day.

  2. I read a blog entry tonight where dance around all the longings that we humans have but they just couldn’t call it a God thing. They just called it
    spirituality. Where in the heck do they think that “spirit” in spirituality comes from???? 🙂 ❤

  3. SLIMJIM says:

    It seems God uses afflictions more than mere apologetics to bring many to Himself…

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