To break the ice at our Discipleship Essentials class, we were told to share what our big questions are about Christianity.
A man at my table said, “Well, we were sort of wondering….” He looked at his wife and said, “I’m not sure how to ask this.”
His wife said, “Do you think you should run it by me first?”
He continued, “Is it OK to, um, intimacy….My wife and I were talking about intimacy. Is it OK to be intimate on the Sabbath?”
No one said anything for a moment.
Then our table facilitator said, “It depends if you think it is work or not.”
“Oh, it’s not work!” the man replied.
The whole table cracked up. That got us off to a good start.