The 'BARKING OWL' always has something to say, and like the feathered version, can be either WISE...............or ANNOYING!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Meet Kris(py)


I've heard that Kris was playing Ping Pong the first time someone thought to call him Krispy. No matter what he's playing (or doing, for that matter), he always moves with a staccato, automatic motion. He looks like some kind of hyped up robot with a computerized eye-hand coordination. He was good at every sport, but it seems that baseball suited his style best and he became a high school star. For a while.

It turned out that he was only a follower. Kris had followed his brother into sports, but when he graduated, Kris just followed someone else; unfortunately he chose to follow “Crash.”

Kris is a new man today (and the best softball player I know), but still struggles with old guilt over the things he used to do. When X-Ray asked Krispy to be his prayer partner, he was dumbfounded. He looked at his feet and cried while nodding his ascent.  

What does it mean to be "redeemed"?  And are there any limits?


  1. When I hear the word 'redeemed' I often think of it in religious terms, but for me, a non-Christian with a deep belief in God, that definition sometimes bristles. Not fair, I know, but it's true.

    As far as redemption, I don't think there are any limits. I think a genuine change of heart and following it up with the behaviors that confirm it can and do change lives--both that of the 'redeemed' and those around him/her. We are all flawed, we all stumble and fall. Being able to change and grow--and forgive--are some of the most beautiful things about being human.

  2. By definition, there are no limits to redemption.


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