bible

Need-Machines - March 18, 2009 | Part 2

“So what is this passage all about, then?” says Suze. We all quiet and stare at the words again, looking for answers.

Anthony looks up suddenly, already grinning, and says, "Kids are need-machines!"

We all begin to laugh, and I glance over at you, trying to catch your eye. "What are you talking about?" I say.

"I get it,” Kristina says, nodding. “Kids are needy. They're not embarrassed to ask for what they need, right, babe? They're pretty bold, actually."

“Exactly,” says Anthony, who winks at Kristina.

Need-Machines - March 18, 2009 | Part 2

Need-Machines - March 18, 2009 | Part 1

We six – you, me, Anthony, Kristina, Suze and Lis (AKA “Shack”) – sit in a circle on the carpet on your parents' living room floor, Bibles and theological commentaries on the book of Mark spread out in front of us. Our group has been slowly shrinking as it becomes less social club and more revival, and former members like Karen and the expert swing dancer have been getting too busy to come, and today even a few regulars can’t make it.

Need-Machines - March 18, 2009 | Part 1