On Captions

An article on the Mennonite Church USA website from Oct. 10 summarizes the recent Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) meeting, the following photo with caption appears:

Screen shot 2014-11-04 at 3.49.37 PMThe main conversation in the CLC meeting was about–surprise–homosexuality and inclusion of gays. Also, Monarchs are an endangered species. Also, as a theologian and poet, I’m invested in accurate metaphors. So I’ve re-captioned the photo:

The presence of this monarch butterfly depressed CLC members at their meeting as a symbol of the human capacity to devastate a species and the seemingly impossible challege of saving a fragile thing. (Photo credit Annette Brill Bergstresser.)

The presence of this monarch butterfly depressed CLC members at their meeting as a symbol of the human capacity to devastate a species and the seemingly impossible challenge of saving a fragile thing. (Photo by Annette Brill Bergstresser.)

What I mean is… pray for the church. There doesn’t seem to be enough metamorphosis, transformation, and hope to go around.

In other news, this week in the Mennonite World Review the following headline appeared: “From potatoes to doughnuts, a path out of poverty.” #HeartDiseaseNotHunger I know, I know, headlines are difficult.

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