BASIN THEOLOGY

One day a young, newly ordained priest, was having a conversation with a member of his congregation when the parishioner said, “You priests and preachers talk a lot about  ‘do unto others,’  but when you get right down to it, it comes down to basin theology.”

The young priest, now very curious, asked, “Basin theology?  What’s that?”

The insightful parishioner said, “Remember what Pilate did when he had the chance to acquit Jesus?  He called for a basin and washed his hands of the whole thing.  But Jesus, the night before dis death, called for a basin and proceeded to wash the feet of the disciples.  It all comes down to basin theology.”

Source | Adapted from Craig Larson,
Illustrations for Preaching and Teaching from Leadership Journal
Baker Book House (1997)

CONSIDER THIS

I wonder which basin you and I use most often? Is it the basin of disengagement or the basin of radical engagement?

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Author: philipchircop

I'm a Jesuit from Malta, an artist at heart and madly in love with all things beautiful and soulful: music, painting, sculpture, photography, film, theatre, poetry, good company, good food, good wine and more. I believe that beauty is a wonderful entry into the mystery of the God “whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” God can be sensed in all things if and when we engage in a long, loving look at the real that surrounds us. I consider myself a seeker with bottomless curiosity, an eternal student of life, exploring fresh and creative ways to proclaim the Good News in the hope of helping fellow pilgrims and seekers to embrace real and radical changes that will lead to conversion and transformation.

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