Radio Leicester Thought for the Day

© John Denney 18 August 2005

Recall Notice


Here is some important news.  The Maker of human beings is putting out a recall notice on all units still functioning.  There is a serious defect that has been traced to the original prototypes, code-named unit ADAM and unit EVE.  The fault has of course been transmitted to all subsequent units.


The defect is located in what the human beings refer to as their “heart” but is designated by the Maker as their Special Outlook Upon Love –S.O.U.L. – or “Soul” for short.  The defect has been diagnosed as Soul Insubordination and Non-compliance – S.I.N. – or “Sin” for short.


The “sin” means that the human beings do not function in accordance with the Maker’s specifications.  Commonly visible signs include: trying to get your own way all the time: repetitive, loveless, cheap sex; a stinking accumulation of mental and emotional garbage; frenzied and joyless grabs for happiness; trinket gods; magic-show religion; paranoid loneliness; cutthroat competition; all-consuming-yet-never-satisfied wants; a brutal temper; an impotence to love or be loved; divided homes and divided lives; small-minded and lopsided pursuits; the vicious habit of depersonalizing everyone into a rival; uncontrolled and uncontrollable addictions; ugly parodies of community.[1] Each of these is equally indicative of faulty operation and the desperate need for an overhaul.  Unless the human units can be reconditioned, they will be destined for the scrap heap.


As it is not possible for human units to restore themselves, the Maker has sent a technician to renovate human units back into the original design.  The technician is named JESUS.  There is no need to recognise him: he knows who everyone is.  Simply let him in when he knocks on the door of your life.


Once restored, human units can be maintained in good condition by keeping topped up with Holy Spirit.  Restored and fully maintained units will be noticeable by exuding love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control[2]


To arrange a restoration, human units are recommended to check themselves in to the nearest church for a service on the nearest available Sunday.


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[1] Galatians 5:19-21 MSG

[2] Galatians 5:22 NIV