I went down to the MCA Chicago and gave them whatever info they needed to make me the official student rep to North Park College. While there, I wandered around through the museum to see what exactly I was representing. I remember they had a Chuck Close exhibit of his gigantic, photo-realistic drawings of faces. Very impressive! There was also a series of ceramic pots. Nothing particularly of interest in either their design or arrangement. I have no idea what the artist was trying to convey, but I got the message, "I suckered a bunch of people into believing I've created some contemporary art by placing a series of ceramic pots in a row."
I don't believe I returned to the MCA Chicago nor do I believe I did anything to encourage other students to go. I was the world's least effective student representative - kind of an undercover representative who kept my role a secret. Of course, I probably listed it on my resume for some art-related job. After all, it sounds good.
Did you know that you're a representative, too? In fact everyone who has accepted Christ is a representative of him to everyone we encounter. Even when we aren't trying to represent Jesus, we still are. Kind of a scarey thought! I think that explains why there are some bad opinions out there about Jesus and his followers.
This Sunday, May 7th, we'll continue our journey with the prophet Jonah through the last part of chapter 1. I hope you'll be able to join us as we think about our role as his representatives to others.
Cinco de Mayo
Starting at 6:00 PM we'll be sharing in a wonderful South-of-the-Border potluck meal featuring some delicious dishes whipped up by Suellen White and her crew - plus the salads, sides, or desserts you contribute!
Then we'll have piñatas for the kids and a bunch of crazy games courtesy of Pastor Jeff. Lots of laughter is guaranteed! See you there!