May 8, 2016
Readings for this Sunday:
Acts 16:16-34 • Psalm 97 • Revelation 22:12-21 • John 17:20-26
Everything goes wrong for Paul and Silas in the story from Acts. They've given themselves completely, dedicated their lives absolutely; they've literally put their bodies on the line. No good deed goes unpunished in this narrative. And then the earth shakes. Even as shackles are broken, new bonds are formed, and the future is unlocked. What are we to make of this?
Many things, probably.
Eddie Huang (pronounced "Wong") is a celebrated chef, attorney, and self-described "Trojan horse." He is the author of the book Fresh Off the Boat which has been recently turned into a sitcom on ABC. Recently he was on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert talking about his show Huang's World, which appears on the TV channel Viceland. You can watch selections here. You can watch the third segment in which he tells the story about getting thrown in jail in Sicily.