John 7:37-38–“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”
I ran across an interesting message on a piece of mail.
It said, and I quote: “Good news about your credit!”
It wasn’t hard to imagine the rest.
“Yes,” the inside of the letter probably said, “we have really great news about your credit. As of today, we are cutting you off. You heard us! Not one red penny more. Yes sir, your skinny carcass has been expelled from the trough.
“But wait! We have one more line of credit available to people like you, at an exorbitant rate of interest.
“In fact, it is so out of line that you will likely be paying us money for the rest of your life. Through the nose, as they say. But that’s all right! We don’t give half an anorexic rat’s left hind paw about your welfare. We need profits! Did you hear me, boy? I said, profits. That’s profits, son. With an “f”, not a “ph.”
Well, that’s what it should say.
How about some other truth-in-advertising messages? Try these from porn catalogs.
“Millions of addicted customers! All willing to pay eight thousand percent over cost of production!”
“See our cheaply made-up, crack-addicted teenagers…and their pain-filled eyes!”
“Sizzling, red hot ripoffs!”
Seems to me there’s only one place where the truth doesn’t need to be camouflaged; where it really is good news.
And that’s the gospel.
What a relief!