During my Emmaus walk, my tablemates and I put on a skit based on one of the talks. The intent was to convey a normal loving conversation with God rather than a pious, rote prayer. So often we put God beyond reach with our rituals and prayers rather than immerse ourselves in an intimate loving relationship with our Creator.

Setting: a guy dialing a phone. The text below is a one sided listen in on the phone conversation. Also, note that almost every man attending the walk was away from his wife and/or family.

“Hi my love. How was your day?”

(pause)

“Wow! That’s awesome! You rock! What a blessing it is to have you in my life. How are the kids?”

(pause)

“That’s so good to hear. Thank you for taking wonderful care of them while I am away.”

(pause)

“My day? It’s been good. I’ve met a lot of great guys who are so inspirational.”

(pause)

Uh-huh. Yes, it’s been challenging too though. I feel as if I’m at the foot of a mountain of growth and change. Please think of me as I ponder the events of this weekend.”

(pause)

Thank you so much. I appreciate all the love and support you give me. I’d be lost without it.

(pause)

OK. You have a great night too. I look forward to our next chat.

(pause)

Good night. I love you too, God.

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net

One Comment

  1. James Dyer says:

    That skit rocked!! I was waiting for you to start taking down a grocery list when you hit us with “good night God”. Awesome!

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