Tuesday, August 10, 2010
What does pizza have to do with purity?
To my teenage son, there is a connection. On a ride home from a ministry camp he told about a devotional he heard.
The boys in his camp heard the challenge to remain pure in mind, heart and body. They were encouraged to save themselves for marriage.
"It's like pizza, Mom."
I glanced at him as I rolled to a stop at the red light. This was going to be interesting.
"You know," he continued, "before you are married, you can give away one piece after another. You meet the girl that you want to marry and she comes offering an x-large meat lover's pizza. All that you have left after giving your pizza pieces away is a skimpy, thin crust, cold leftover half of a pepperoni pizza."
His older teen sister piped up from the backseat. She attended the same camp but in the girls' session she heard a different story.
"It was a cake--a pink one. You want to keep the whole thing with all the decorations to give to your husband one day."
My two teens looked at each other and shrugged. It works. Pink cakes or pepperoni pizzas--they both offer a perfect picture of purity.