Friday, March 26, 2010

I Was Profiled

If you saw a man walking down your sidewalk, dressed in khakis, button-down shirt and casual shoes, and reading a book, would you make an assumption about his profession?

Such a man was I Wednesday, and a man grilling stopped me to ask me what church I was with. I answered Mr. Holmes. He then told me when he sees people carrying their Bibles he likes to ask them what church they’re with. I asked Sherlock about his church, we invoked God’s blessing on one another, and I continued my walk-and-read to the church.

The curious thing was that I wasn’t carrying a Bible. Rather, it was a copy of A Canticle for Leibowitz, and the back cover that he saw was a rather bold yellow.

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