Response #24 Vomit, Morning, Post Patty’s Day

April 2, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hey all, I’m taking part in a cool project that Chase Foreman, a long-time friend and the officiant at my wedding, is running. The idea behind Grimy God is to try to find the divine in disgusting images (which should be possible, if He is really everywhere). So far it has been a really interesting exercise to watch, forcing people out of their comfort zones to make fresh connections, so I’m excited to take part and accept this challenge! Not the normal stuff of this blog, I know, but there’s got to be something funny about finding God in the litter box, right? My response should be up sometime tomorrow, so check back soon!

Grimy God

Mysterious Theologian: Rev. Eric Hoffer
Let us pray. Gracious God, when we encounter the spoils of a whole city’s night of debauchery, do not let us dash our foot against the vomit. Do not let our furry companion have a breakfast of barf. Do not let us stumble on the slip and slide of sick. Instead, when we gaze upon the pukey mess, we are reminded of your abundance. Just like a party-goer drunk on green beer, you fill us with grace, forgiveness, and love until we can no longer contain it. Your abundance of goodness and mercy overflow out of us like a slurry of Guinness and colcannon. Unlike the vomit of last night, let your abundance, Lord, bless the sidewalks, our communities, and our world. And so, we give thanks for St. Patrick, in whom we imbue beloved folklore, compelling myth, and an excuse to binge drink, for…

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