I have heard preachers make the comment “who wants to settle for making mud pies in the slums when you could have a holiday at sea?”. Each time I hear it, I want to jump up and yell, “Me! I want to make mud pies!”. And quite frankly, I think God does too.
There is something powerful & amazing about the sea — reminds me of God’s power & endless love & forgiveness. But I find & experience something much more profound, liberating & joyful when I stoop down & make mud pies:
- laughter dances around me
- joy glistens in people’s eyes
- the wet dirt breathes life into my hands and soul
- celebration rises
I’d rather have a lifetime of making mud pies. Mud pie anyone??
“Only God can make an image of God’s self & God did. Look in the mirror or look in the slums.” (Shane Claiborne)