Thank you to everyone who “liked” or commented on yesterday’s introduction of our little experiment and grand adventure. Of the comments from yesterday that I have received so far, 2 liked the idea, two sort of liked the idea, and two didn’t like the idea. Assuming that all 25 “likes” were done after reading, “likes” fell off by about a third of what I normally have for a second post as of this writing, but more comments and likes will probably follow for the rest of today. Anyway, a special “thank you” to everyone who commented: I asked because I wanted to know, so to the ones who didn’t like the idea, an even bigger thank you!
I think there is enough interest to give this a try and the next step is to reveal the hypothetical…
Out of more than a half-million applicants, you have been selected to be one of the twenty five people selected to be the first human beings to colonize the planet Mars. Your skill, your high character and your sincere dedication to this mission have caused you to stand out from all other applicants; you should be justifiably proud of your accomplishment.
Enclosed herewith, please find your paid airline ticket to Houston, Texas, USA where you will report to the Johnson Space Center for mission orientation, and where you will meet the other 24 dedicated selectees for this historic mission.
I look forward to meeting you in person!
International Martian Colony Project Director.
So, there you have it, dear reader, you are one of the first 25 humans to colonize the planet Mars in a huge international undertaking to advance the cause of all humanity. When you arrive, you meet all of the bigwigs associated with the Project, not to mention the politicians who want a photo-op with you.
You’re a star!
When all of that is over, you have a chance to get to know your fellow colonists. They’re a fine lot and you begin to relax a bit. As you get to know each one a little better, you discover that there are 12 of you who are Christians in the group, and the one thing you all agree upon is that you will miss worshipping with others on the Lord’s Day each week. Then someone has a bright idea!
Why not start the first ever church on Mars?
The 12 of you sit down to discuss this and you quickly discover that each one of you is from a different background, a different “denomination” if you want to use the term. You have different traditions, different customs… You all realize that you will need to agree on what items you will really need to worship God together each week. Don’t forget, there is very little extra space in your cargo bay!
You go around the table, ideas are tossed out, it’s now your turn: What do you need to worship God together?
We’re all waiting for YOUR ideas!