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Written by Peter Johnston   
Saturday, 19 November 2011 15:37

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Tomorrow night at Cosy Café Sundays we are continuing to explore what it means to live as Children of Light, followers of Christ. We're going to think a little about opportunities, and whether or not we seize them when they arise. The teaching from Jesus will be the Parable of the Talents, but before we get to that we have planned what should be a brilliant opening illustration of taking our opportunities when they arise with a kind of Crystal Maze challenge made up of six different challenges and culminating in a play off between the two best teams when they will get a chance in a "cash grabber".

We've got hold of an inflatable cash grabber in which we will have 400 slips of paper ready to grab... 200 with "Loser", 200 with "Carpe Diem" printed on it. The winners will be the ones that can grab as many of the latter as possible.

Carpe Diem, originally attributable to Horace, the Roman poet, we will reference with this fabulous clip from Dead Poet's Society. It is a brilliant scene as Robin Williams enthuses the pupils to seize the day, make the most of the opportunities that present themselves each day.

While we will use the film to pick up on the Carpe Diem aphorism, while I am editing the scene to use tomorrow, it was the phrase in this clip, "We're food for worms, lads" that is giving me an unforgettable image...

I'm looking forward to a very good night with the young folks. It is going to be a lot of meaningful fun. Perfect.

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