Don’t Get Fleeced!

Day 278  October 7, 2013

“Fleeced I the giver, yet I am penniless.”  -Allen Tate

Gideon's Fleece

Gideon’s Fleece

“Create something inspired by a piece of spam e-mail you (or someone you know) has recently received.”  -from 365 A Daily Creativity Journal by Noah Scalin  (The actual spam was the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes)

“While modern technology allows the messages to circulate far and wide, religious chain mail is hardly a new phenomenon.  In her book Not in Kansas Anymore: A Curious Tale of How Magic Is Transforming America, author Christine Wicker noted the popularity of a chain letter circulated in the early 18th century. The missive, “supposedly written by Jesus, promised that those who carried it could not be damaged by guns or swords, but anyone who did not copy and pass it on would be cursed by the Christian church,” Wicker writes.  Although those inclined to circulate such letters might consider their actions more hallowed than hoodoo, the idea that a blessing is the result of human action is a magical one, according to Wicker.”  -By Kristen Campbell, Religion News Service    Read More at

“Spam is a waste of the receivers’ time, and, a waste of the sender’s optimism.”   ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Confessions of a Misfit

About 365MissionalPractice

Love God, Love Christ, Love Others. I am passionate about creating Missional Relationships that encourage disciples to personify Christ's message. As a minister in a Community of Christ congregation in Virginia I am learning everyday what it means to be vulnerable, to risk, to experiment, to share in a world that needs the redemptive healing of Christ. View all posts by 365MissionalPractice

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