At this evening’s ethics class at church, someone pointed out Pastor Jim’s sunburn. He explained that in order to properly understand a metaphor, you must also properly understand the reality that the metaphor is using. So if Jesus talked of being fishers of men, that metaphor demands a proper understanding of fishing.
Okay, that’s probably only vaguely related to why we ended up with Travis Wierenga on Dragon Lake today, trailing a triplet of lines and as many wisps of pipe smoke. But if you ask me, the following picture is its own justification.