Sunday, November 9, 2008
Throw Your Lambs Up At Me
So, perhaps you have wondered, "Melanie, how's that whole Up With People Project coming? That thing? Where you promised to try a little harder, give when it felt like you can't, say yes when you wanted to say no?"
First of all, thanks for "asking." It's like you "read" my "mind." Second of all, it's going super, so extremely well, in fact, that I've been saying yes to all manner of things, things I would normally never take on, including...brace yourself...directing our church's Christmas play.
That's right. I'm the director. Of the Christmas play. Or, more accurately, Christmas dinner theater extravaganza. It's dinner theater for Jesus, people, and I'm at the helm. (Truthfully, The Up With People Project was only part of my accepting the job; the other part was my deep, abiding love for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Although we really don't have any Herdmans, I'm sure something will go spectacularly, heartwarmingly awry.)
And, though it has been and will continue to be an enormous amount of work, I know that it will be worth it. Everyone I've asked to participate--to pitch in, use their talent, donate their time--has been sweet and gracious, experiencing their own Up With People moment. So here is where I should say something inspiring about yes inspiring yes, about helping begetting even more help, but instead I will say this:
I've already got a line on a live donkey, but would really love some sheep, not to mention a human infant. So, sheep owners and new parents of southwestern Idaho? Call me.