At www.biography.com I found an interesting opinion poll. They were asking the question, if you found yourself at the most awkward dinner party of all time. A party filled with both famous and infamous people. And you found yourself stuck in a conversation with the most awkward guest, who would it be?
Currently leading the poll is Adolf Hitler. Some of the others on the short list are Charles Manson, OJ Simpson, Charlie Sheen, and Kim Jong Il. While I agree, being stuck at a dinner party with any of those people would probably be pretty awkward, it does seem to be a bit of a random list. But let me add one more name. How would you like to be stuck in an awkward dinner party conversation with Judas Iscariot?
Well, even if that could be arranged, it wouldn’t be the first awkward dinner party conversation that Judas was a part of. We find one captured for us in John 12:1-8. It takes place at a dinner party celebrating the raising of Lazarus. And the awkward conversation is between Judas, Lazarus’ sister Mary, and Jesus.
I will be preaching on that story this Sunday at The River. And believe it or not, to some extent I actually agree with Judas a little bit in this story. And in the end I encourage us all to look a little foolish. Does that peak your interest? Come on out and join us this Sunday at 9:30, at 2510 Chaska Blvd. to find out more.