The Sacred Sandwich



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  • Comment by Kevin Sorensen — February 5, 2013 @ 5:56 am

    I have a Deacon who would use that number of ‘justs’ in one prayer!

  • Comment by DaveyMike — February 5, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and forgives our “justs” (1 John 1:9)

  • Comment by Jim Pemberton — February 5, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    So I thought “Just” was God’s nickname or something.

  • Comment by Helen — February 5, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    Many years ago I worked for a Christian organisation, and a colleague received a birthday card (do you do that in the USA?),upon which was attached a badge (button) declaring “Umpteen today” (I think she was 20!) – It was suggested that when the birthday celebrations were over, she give the badge/button to the guy who drove us all nuts with his “justs”; (or was it “Lord”??!!)

  • Comment by Kelvin — February 5, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

    they didnt have a sign big enough to count the number or Lord Gods or Fathers….

  • Comment by dominic — February 6, 2013 @ 3:28 am

    Why put up the numbers of attenders?

    “Wherever two or three are gathered in my name…”

    And – what meaning does the ‘just’ in the prayers have? Just(ice), or just(only). The first is fantastic to put in prayer, the second is rather a cop out.

  • Comment by John Hicks Tew — February 6, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    I don’t have a clue as to what this is all about, “just”? I hate feeling so uninformed,perhaps it’s a denominational thing.

  • Comment by Chris — February 6, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    @ John Hicks Tew; I think it’s probably a joke about the prayers that run something like this. “Father God, we just want to praise You, and we just want to lift you up. We just ask that you just bless all the days of our lives, that we might just do your will and just do Your bidding…” Something like that.

  • Comment by Sterling VanDerwerker — February 6, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    reminds me of a great one page document by Steve Lehrer:

    “Sixth, avoid meaningless repetition like, “Father, you know, Father, how I desire, Father, to see Mildred, Father, come to know Christ, Father…””

  • Comment by Carol — February 6, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    Though it may not be an issue in churches these days, I remember people praying in King James’ English. So the number of times Thee and Thou being used is a rarity….and showing my own age….

  • Comment by John Hicks Tew — February 6, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    @ Chris; Thanks for bringing me up to speed……got it now!

  • Comment by Helen — February 6, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    @ John Hicks Tew, You most blessed man! You must have spent your Christian life surrounded by the most amazing, uplifting and competent pray-ers, if you didn’t get the joke like the rest of us poor sufferers around the world! Lucky you!

  • Comment by John Hicks Tew — February 7, 2013 @ 11:52 am

    @ Helen; Yes, “just” another blessing I had not even thought to be thankful for.

  • Comment by Carol — February 7, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

    The JUST shall live by faith.

    Used in the proper context it’s a wonderful thing, being a redundant word…not so much.

  • Comment by David Donnell — February 8, 2013 @ 12:54 am

    Wait a minute! You mean God’s name ISN’T “Father Weejus”?

  • Comment by St. Lee — February 11, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    I just pray that those guilty of doing this just read this and just repent. 🙂

  • Comment by Les — February 12, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

    Oh Angus, I just want to thank you for this wonderful post!

  • Comment by Matt — February 17, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    @Carol: I remember the King James English prayers, too, and I’m only 35. It was funny, you’d have a good old boy from the Appalachians, who talked like a good old boy from the Appalachians, and as soon as he started praying, it was Shakespeare! (That’s not to say they weren’t good prayers–they were–and I didn’t find it all that distracting. I just wondered why people apparently thought God only listens to 17th century English.)

  • Comment by Bryan — March 2, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    I Just Don’t Get It!

  • Comment by the Old Adam — June 10, 2013 @ 12:55 am

    Our God is a just God.

    There is no other. Just God.

    That should just about do it.

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