Dr. Seuss Goes to Church


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Dr. Seuss Goes to Church                                  Matthew 40-42

 

Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose

Dr. Seuss’s seemingly whimsical rhymes are deeply profound and sometimes even provocative. The stories are about life, values, beliefs, truth- it sounds like – church. The series takes a few stories and applies the profound truth to our discipleship.

 
Thidwick is a big-hearted moose.  He is giving, accommodating, gracious, hospitable, and asks nothing in return.  
 
Naturally applicable to the church, we are to be giving, accommodating, gracious, hospitable, and ask nothing in return.
 
“Don’t neglect to open up your homes to guests, because by doing this some have been hosts to angels without knowing it.”  (Hebrews 13:2)
 
What side of Thidwick’s horns are you on?  Is it the church Thidwick -hospitable, gracious, accommodating  – “For a host, above all, must be nice to his guest.” Or are we the ones taking a free-ride on the horns?
 
It’s nice to think we are Thidwick, graciously offering a home to others.  But in the church, as the church, we are the bingle-bug, the zinn-a-zu bird and other guests.  God is carrying the horns, because ultimately it is God’s church.
 
It is intriguing to think that God might one day, like Thidwick say, “You wanted this church, you’re quite welcome to keep it.  It’s yours!”

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