Thursday, July 19, 2007

Parable of Wesley's Quadrilateral

An article at the Christian Century blog , along with this one too, inspired me write this short story.

There once was a man named Wesley who organized a Quadrilateral parade for all to enjoy. The streets were lined with thousands of people who came to watch.

The parade began and was led by Scripture, with Tradition and Reason close behind, followed by Experience.

It was a great parade and everyone cheered.

But many years later, some began to insist that Experience start the parade. Why should he always be last? When Wesley replied that only the one with greatest authority should lead the parade, he was scoffed for not being loving or welcoming.

Tossed off the parade committee, Wesley watched in tears from the sidelines as future parades had Experience leading the way and Scripture bringing up the rear.

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