Thursday, March 11, 2010

Severe Salmon

Today during lectio group, while reading aloud the parable of the prodigal son
from Luke's gospel, I tripped over my own tongue and instead of saying,
"When he had freely spent everything, a severe famine struck that country"
I said,
"When he had freely spent everything, a severe salmon struck that country."
Of course we all laughed, but as I made my way through
the rest of the reading I could only imagine
what being attacked by a severe salmon would look like
and how it would strike some poor unsuspecting country.
I don't know about you but I think I would rather suffer the famine
than face the prospect of being smacked around by
some severe salmon?

photo from here


Jan said...


Donna said... would depend on how long the famine lasted....

Sigrid said...

What lovely alliteration.

Philomena Ewing said...

Hi Roberta,
Now you have set me up as this Sunday it is the parable of the Prodigal Son. I know I will have this phrase stuck in me head and will probably burst out laughing in Church. ( I often get a fit of giggles at something said ).
Best wishes

Cathy said...


ROBERTA said...

posts sent don't appear directly on the site until i see them so that's why it took so long for you to see this! i was taking a walk :)

as for the lectionary reading on sunday, i too am wondering if i will ever be able to hear this parable again w/o the "jaws"-like image of angry salmon!

lenten blessings!!!