10/29/09

English Patient: Problematic Devotions

English Patient Sister Y: I really enjoy reading romance.

Friend: Umm, you have time for that?

English Patient Sister Y: Oh my gosh, what do you mean? You don’t have time to read the Bible?

Friend: (pause) Do you mean Romans?

10 comments:

Ken said...

This is my favorite post so far! hahaha!

yanhui said...

ah ha!!

Anonymous said...

Apostle Paul does write about love, but that's in another letter and in a totally different context...

Anonymous said...

In Sister Y's defense, if you pronounce Romans as ro-MANs (not ro-MENs), it kind of sounds like romance.

William Kang said...

Yaowzers! Who said this?

Yang said...

how are ro-MANs and ro-MENs pronounced differently?

Anonymous said...

Yang's comment is pretty awesome too.

SisterY said...

haha... yea, it was pretty funny when we realized we totally missed each other on that...

EL said...

"Romance" is also understood as a literary genre of high culture, characterized by a style of heroic prose and verse narrative that was popular in Early Modern Europe. They were usually inspirational stories about the marvelous adventures of a chivalrous, heroic knight on a quest. Perhaps Sister Y was putting forth the hypothesis that Paul's letter to the Romans fits into this category of literature?

Anonymous said...

Brother Y, you don't really men what you said, do you