Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To everyone who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give a white stone, and on the white stone is written a new name that no one knows except the one who receives it.— Rev 2:17, NRSV
Meet The White Stone
We’re giving away white stones! We’ve been doing it for a long time. To us, the white stone is the most significant thing in your life, apart from the blood of Jesus, of course.
Meet the white stone!
In the old days, people like St. Dominic walked everywhere. They traveled light, and it took a long time to get where you were going. The last thing you wanted to do is to get lost!
Along the well-traveled paths, you could usually find a large, white stone (almost like a grave marker). It told you where you were going and how far from other places you were. When you found the white stone, you knew you were on the right path.
The Holy Highway
The Bible tells us there is a holy highway (Is 35:8). Pretty much anybody but someone who is inherently evil can travel the holy highway. And the cool thing about it is that you won’t ever get lost. Even a fool can get on the holy highway and get where he’s going.
The Bible never says, but we suppose there are lots of white stones on the holy highway.
In His Image
The Bible also tells us that we are all made in the image and likeness of our Creator (Gn 1:27). We all look a little different, but we all look like God. That’s an amazing thought.
The heart of who we are and what we do is caricature. When you strip everything else away, we’re all about the caricature. And caricature — to us, at least — is about those white stones. It’s about those milestones. It’s about the holy highway.
- WHITE STONES — it’s your identity. Who are you? Really! Who really are you? If you don’t know, you’re never going to really hit your stride. And God wants you to know. Caricature helps each of us ask those painful questions (do I really look anything like this? Etc.)
- MILESTONES — each time you reflect on your identity, it’s like getting to the next milestone. You get to find out if you’re on course or not. Once again, caricature helps us reflect on our location in life at any given time.
- HOLY HIGHWAY — and finally, there’s that old, holy highway. We might get disoriented in life, at times, but we’ll never get lost. That’s God promise to us, as long as we follow His way (Jn 14:6).
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Okay, let’s cut to the chase. Yes! We use caricature to minister to people. We’ve done it at picnics, at rallies, and randomly at truck stops and other unusual places. We draw caricatures, and we tell stories!
The truth is, sometimes we draw some really great caricatures. And sometimes, well … we draw some really bad ones too. But the life lesson associated with the caricature is always there. “Figure out who you are and then get on the holy highway!”
Yes, we do go out from-time-to-time to draw some caricatures for folks. We visit parishes and local churches. We even go to conferences and other events too. But our time is limited, so mostly we just stick to the Carolinas these days.
But if you have something going on, we’ll be happy to visit. We’ll draw a crowd to help you draw a crowd so we can draw people to Jesus and the Kingdom of God together!
Questions? Comments? Contact us today!
Sample White Stone Caricatures
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