Now I've heard it all. While at the laundramat last Friday night (the best night for goin') i had to sit through a two hour talk about the return of Jesus. Being somewhat born again that particular subject always intrigues me, and although the conversation was between two Spanish ladies two machines down from my two dryers, and 'tho they spoke in a dialect that I'm not 100% fluent in, still, I picked up the gist of the ideas they were hitting on. You can laugh at me if you want to, but there is much to learn from the people who still believe in clean clothes for a good time. Only believe.
Did you know that at any given time at any laudramat in any county of the twelve east coast states, seven out of ten women are talking in languages that six out of thirteen women at any of these laundrymats afore mentioned will in all likely hood not be understood by the other seven? That is amazing when you stop to think about it. I don't know if I'm comfortable with these stats but I'm not upset. Furtheremore, most of the women at these laundramats believe in a supreme being but would rather leave the details up to someone they know to be nice. It's that kind of thinking (I think) that separates the American women from some who think differently, which is profoundly different than women from only a few years ago. The women back then ( not from a few years ago, but from last Friday night) would be amazed to find out how little my high school sweetheart knew about religion. I wont argue that point. I love women.
So, after two hours of confusion, (at least I think it was confusion) I find out the Spanish gals were talking about Jesus there cousin returning with the store-bought color-safe bleach. Not to sound like an idiot, I explined in my best Castillian accent that they shouldn't be pushing there bleach on anyone at a laundrymat. I probally acted a little un-American, but I quoted the recent rulings about hanging up the ten commandments in public and that if they mean to be part of the country then why not set an example to those who might not agree with them. Who wants to know things that our Supreme court has already decided on? If you know already, why make an issue of it? Well, asta la vista, ladies. I'm sure when we are all dead and in our appropiate places the things hangin' on the walls or the bleach we used or the actual number of states making up the east coast wont matter much. When Jesus does return, (they say His return will be like that of thief in the night....) will your clothes be clean? How about your soul?
I wish I could talk to you all personally, but that aint gonna happen. However, I can pray for you all... and do.
Oh yeah! Now I recall it all. The gist of the two Castillian cuties was that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son to pay the price for our shortcomings. Isn't that cool? That's why when they wondered when Jesus would return (with the bleach), I got somewhat confused. I hope you can see my intent through all of this. I guess that's what life is really all about. The Lord be magnfied in the lives of all of you who made it through this post. Amen.