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The Boat

A Parable


The Boat

A Parable

Published at Smashwords

Copyright © 2013 by Paul Hughes

All Rights Reserved

ISBN: 978-1-938039-12-6

P.O. Box 63

Orange, CA 92856



By the time we hear the thunder, it’s too late to build the ark.

Nodding the head does not row the boat.

The wind and waves obey him.


Contents

Obedience

Noah

Dissent

Jonah

Trust

Peter

Launch

We start in faith über-obediently — which, yes, is like saying “very unique” … but truthily we know Christians who took sin and obedience rather more seriously until we realized (as Adam and Eve?) it doesn’t always result in our immediate death.

This is obedience, and it’s good and necessary and can even save our lives.

Later we say a Christian “makes his faith his own,” or she comes into a maturity unknown and previously unowned. Of course we’re not always comfortable with the conclusions someone comes to when thinking different; their thoughts are not our thoughts.

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