Ruth Gledhill linked to a great video clip of "flash evangelism" that is now on YouTube. It's an interesting idea. Here it is:
I thought it was great. What's with taking off the shoes? What did people think? Etc.
So, here in the village of Lewes (it calls itself a City, but we know better) where there are not so many people I invited thirty penguins to do a flash mob bit of evangelism. It's a bit of a goof-off, given that I really should be doing my mother's taxes, writing a sermon for Easter Eve, and generally being a better sort of person. Maybe even saying something about the new draft Anglican Covenant.
But it's Holy Week and I've got the Cross on my mind and in my heart. So here it is: a small goof-off sort of contribution to flash mob evangelism.
Flash mob evangelism may not make it, and this particular bit will in all likelihood not. But the notion of presenting an up front project - making a cross out of people or penguins, and also bringing in an under the surface set of questions is interesting. In the first, "Why the shoes off?" and in the second, "Why the flamingo?"
Is Christ, the New Creation, like a flamingo among penguins, holding promise that we might all be colorful and tall? Probably not. But the thirty penguins knew something special was going on.
May we all in our own ways know that something special is going on as the New Fire is lit and the Alleluias return.