Ever wonder what pastors talk about when they IM? Well, here's one example. If you haven't seen the movie, do. But watch it twice. It keeps getting funnier.
Pastor Napoleon: so, we're like best friends and stuff by now, huh?
Pastor Pedro: what?
Pastor Napoleon: from the movie!
Pastor Napoleon: it's a line from Napoleon Dynamite
Pastor Pedro: YES
Pastor Pedro: sorry I didn't know I was talking to a youth ;0
Pastor Napoleon: sweet!
Pastor Napoleon: my brother and I have extended conversations where all we do is quote that movie
Pastor Pedro: did you know that movie conforms to all of the strictures of the mormon church?
Pastor Napoleon: no, but I did notice it was a very moral movie
Pastor Pedro: it's a mormon movie
Pastor Napoleon: wow
Pastor Pedro: no drinking
Pastor Pedro: no swearing
Pastor Napoleon: and Cousin Vinnie spits his meat out
Pastor Pedro: no drugs
Pastor Pedro: go figure
Pastor Napoleon: Napoleon's dance is the best metaphor for grace that I've seen in a long, long time
Pastor Pedro: haha
Pastor Pedro: nice
Pastor Napoleon: i'm serious
Pastor Pedro: reminds me of some of the liturgical stuff we saw at sem
Pastor Napoleon: completely mediocre kid who rehearses dance moves from a junky video he bought at Goodwill
Pastor Napoleon: and then performs an act of pure selflessness and beauty
Pastor Pedro: how far can you push that?
Pastor Napoleon: why would you want to push it?
Pastor Pedro: well what's the equivalent of practicing to a bad videotape?
Pastor Napoleon: communion wafers
Pastor Pedro: !
Pastor Pedro: nice
Pastor Pedro: you did it
Pastor Pedro: ;-)
Pastor Napoleon: the video was a mundane means of grace
Pastor Napoleon: Aquinas says that one of the states of being in heaven is agility
Pastor Napoleon: http://www.ccel.org/a/aquinas/summa/XP/XP084.html
Pastor Pedro: lol
Pastor Napoleon: how am I doing now?
Pastor Napoleon: I've done a Thomistic reading of Napoleon Dynamite, plus sacramentology!
Pastor Pedro: you're keeping nimble out there at sashgong; you've got sweet skills!