Friday, February 13

Baptism and Martinis

Interesting post from Matthew over at Raw Religion.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” -Matthew 28:19-20

“Do you like blackcurrant martinis? I can also make mango.” Dennis stood in his kitchen with a bottle of triple sec in his hand, a martini shaker in the other, and–yes–a bottle of Vodka sitting on the counter. Honestly, the question had taken me by surprise; not because of the offer of alcohol, but because of the context in which it was asked. Dennis had just been baptized.

Would we? Could we? The unexpected merger of things I once considered sacred and secular was taking place before my eyes. What surprised me more than this head-on collision was my response that came out so naturally that it caught me off-guard.

“Yeah, we’d love some - uh - martinis. Make ‘em blackcurrant! Thanks, man.”

This is only the intro to a fascinating story. Before getting too upset about Matthew celebrating the baptism of his friend with a martini, read "the rest of the story" HERE.

4 comments:

Bryan Riley said...

Wow, that is a great story, Guy. Thank you for sharing.

GuyMuse said...

Bryan,

I thought so too!

Grady Bauer said...

Awesome story. It reminds me of some experiences with my Father-in-law. He normally doesn't talk too much about about God and his walk...usually only when he is really relaxed. How does he best relax? By sitting in the gazebo with a cigar. I've had some of the most meaningful and authentic conversations of my life with a cigar in my hand. I wouldn't trade those times for anything in the world.

GuyMuse said...

Grady,

Thanks for the good comment. I like what Matt has to say The unexpected merger of things I once considered sacred and secular was taking place before my eyes. The merger of thing once considered sacred and secular.