1. So lets say you are a cast iron skillet. Made by the best cast iron skillet maker in the world. Your first owner knows you should be "seasoned" before use but doesn't' have the time to do it right. You are left to soak in the sink in spite of the directions you came with and after repeated failures to adhere to the manufacturer's instructions you are no longer the pride and joy of your owner as you are coated with rust and no one would think of using you for your original purpose. Instead you become a paper weight and occasional weapon in family fights. You no longer get to hang out in the kitchen with the family. It looks like the end of the line. Then suddenly someone recognizes that you are wondrously made. Underneath all that rust they think they see the original logo and they decide you deserve to be restored. The first step is to burn off the rust so you have to spend a good amount of time in the fire; next you have to get all that rust washed off you and then put back in the fire but not for as long this time. Finally you get taken out of the fire and this time you are bathe in oil. This is done a few more times: In the fire; oiled, dried off and then back in the fire, over and over until you and the oil are for all practical purposes one and you are back hanging in a place of honor and considered one of the best cast iron skillets ever made. In fact you are fit for a King!

Views: 14

Comment

You need to be a member of QuakerQuaker to add comments!

Join QuakerQuaker

Support Us

Did you know that QuakerQuaker is 100% reader supported? If you think this kind of outreach and conversation is important, please support it with a monthly subscription or one-time gift.


You can also make a one-time donation.

Latest Activity

Forrest Curo left a comment for C.W.Baldwin
"Might I suggest a transcendent Subject who makes up those three partners so we'll have…"
yesterday
C.W.Baldwin updated their profile
7th day (Sat)
Bob Runyan posted a discussion

Survey on Quaker Meeting for Worship

What do you do in meeting for worship? What are you looking for there? Are you finding it? Take the…See More
6th day (Fri)
Bob Runyan posted an event

Daily Online Meeting for Worship at Your computer!

7th mo. 21, 2017 at 7:30am to 12th mo. 31, 2017 at 8am
Ben Lomond Quaker Center hosts a daily online meeting for worship 7:30-8:00 AM Pacific Time at …See More
6th day (Fri)
huw meredydd owen updated their profile
6th day (Fri)
Mac Broussard updated their profile
6th day (Fri)
Earlham School of Religion posted a blog post

Preparing for war: Are we ready?

ESR Professor of Peace and Justice Studies Lonnie Valentine shares a reflection on the importance -…See More
6th day (Fri)
Forrest Curo commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'The Witness that Stunned ...'
"There is a very large thumb on this scale. Whose?"
6th day (Fri)

© 2017   Created by QuakerQuaker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service