11 April 2008

Givinya De Answers - Justly Judged?

Well thankyou for your overwhelming response to the new Givinya De Answers service we offer here at Killing A Fly. I will attempt to answer your questions but it may take some time to work through them. I'll start by dealing with this tricky issue first:

Dear Givinya,

I have been reading your blog with great interest for some time now, and this morning was reading Exodus Chs 7-11. It occurred to me that (although a plague of bed bugs is not specifically listed) there could possibly be some little naughty in your life, or some part of your life that belongs to God that you have not fully given over to Him.

Just Wondering?

Dear Just Wondering,

Thankyou for your query. And thanks to your distinctive ISP on my log, I know who you are and I know what you've been reading! And I know that therefore, it's tongue in cheek! How are you, my good friend?Allow me to direct you to the whole book of Job and ask you to consider that this whole terrible ordeal could equally be viewed as a test. Am I failing, or am I just scraping through? I'm blogging it all at least, which helps me to do the best I can while treading the waters of these minor catastrophes of life.

But I approach this part of Job 1:20 with trepidation: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart." This scares me a little, because I've been there before.

So thankyou for playing the role of one of Job's miserable complaining po-faced friends, and allowing me to get yet another link to my post about church camp. Now ... Job 42:7-8 ... quick, grab your bulls and rams!

A side-note to this is the extraordinarily applicability of Job 3:26 as both children are having some disturbed sleep at the moment: "I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil."

Wishing you the best, as I remain,
Givinya De Answers.

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Anonymous said...

I am shocked and horrified (even appalled (1)!) to discover that Givinya, my Plass concordance, and until now considered by me to be the foremost Plass expert and unerring reference to all his books would have got the book wrong!!!!

Right author, but 'The Horizontal Epistles of Andromeda Veal' not 'The Sacred Diary'

Luv, Just Wondering

PS Do you know what 7 bulls and 7 rams are worth at the sale yards this week?!?!!

(1)'The complete Yes Minister' edited by Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay

Givinya De Elba said...

I wasn't really meant to say you'd been reading the Sacred Diary per se, just that you'd been reading Plass. But now that you mention it, I think I vaguely remeber a Flushpool moment ...?

Bonus points for a Yes Minister reference.

Givinya De Elba said...

Re-reading my comment, feeling the need to explain that my brain has been so eroded - grammar and spelling the first to go.

Anonymous said...

Definitely a Flushpool moment (couldn't be anyone else, really)