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A Spectacle For the One I Love

By John Thiel, mp3

Have you ever heard a parent who became ashamed of his child, burst out with words like this, Mary! Stop making a spectacle of yourself? How does one make a spectacle of one’s self, an exhibition of one’s self? When does the parent speak like that? Isn’t it when the child is doing something out of the acceptable code of behaviour? Something that they do that draws the attention of everybody to their child. Or doing something remarkable, something outlandish to make a spectacle of ourselves. The word “spectacle” can also be used if there is something extraordinarily beautiful. It is my prayer to seek to understand how those who are occupied with the love of God are made a spectacle to the world.

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