Monday, October 05, 2009

Real Church and Fun

Surely fun should be part of the program for humans who are at a stage of life when they laugh readily, behave outrageously and haven't forgotten the pleasures of play. Too often, however, that fun gets consigned to a special room somewhere apart from the "real" rooms in the church, complete with secondhand couches and televisions -- another nursery of sorts where they can be safe and not interrupt the adult world.

Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma

"Bringing up Bart" from catapult magazine

The brief article this quote comes from turns out to be about more than the pleasures of play. However, on the basis of what the quote itself says, I'd comment that all humans inhabit the stage of life referred to here. All of us can benefit from laughing readily, behaving outrageously and remembering the pleasures of play. If we can't, we're only half human, I suspect!

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