Thursday, January 31, 2008

Book Meme

Anastasia has tagged me to play the book meme (it's sort of a weird one!) Here are the rules:

Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)
Find page 123.
Find the first 5 sentences.
Post the next 3 sentences.
Tag 5 people.

Disclaimer: I am at work, waiting for bulletin material. The books nearest me are my tools and there are only 5 books of over 123 pages in the same little rack - all are equi-distant in proximity. These books are: 2 synod handbooks, a Bible, and 2 hymnals. Now I'm sure at least some players of this meme will say that the Bible is the book nearest them (of course it is) - and so in the interest of variety, I reached first for Evangelical Lutheran Worship, the ELCA's new hymnal. Page 123 is all music. So I made another selection and reached for it's older green counterpart (a beloved friend to me anyway), The Lutheran Book of Worship. Here are the three sentences which follow the first 5 on the page 123:

"I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
Do you believe in God the Son?
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, Our Lord."

Wow - didn't even have to get into the sticky filioque stuff.

(I don't think there are 5 readers of this blog who haven't already been tagged).


Kate said...

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-C said...

Work, work, work - sounds like the closest book to you is positively riveting!

I was with Mr. Meyer for the first sentence, but fairly lost by the third.