Challenge #16 Pink Eye

Ben, things have changed since the beginning of Lent. Don’t you feel like a whole different person? I bet you don’t even remember how into the Olympics you were. You probably don’t remember checking Twitter every 7 minutes to find pictures of toilets and curtains and glasses of weird water. But I bet you remember this…!

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Ahhh! Dreaded pink eye. It makes em blood shot, seals em shut, and might even get you kicked off the TV for scaring children and/or winking “too harshly” in general… allegedly.

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Response #03 Gastroenteritis

Mysterious Theologian: Chase

Invisible Gastro God, I have heard that it is not what goes in the mouth but what comes out that counts. Hide yourself in all that I consume, whether at the food truck for lunch or at the altar for communion. Enter into me deeply and twist me up. Surprise me explosively for days with thoughts, words, and actions inspired by you. Wear me down and replace my pain with greater peace through every outburst. Make me apologize to my friends saying, “I’m sorry, it’s just… I’ve got God poisoning.”

Amen.

Challenge #03 Gastroenteritis

The Challenger: Ben

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Alright, Chase, here’s one based on recent personal experience, and during which I could have used some serious prayers: Gastroenteritis or infectious diarrhea is a medical condition characterized by inflammation (“-itis”) of the gastrointestinal tract that involves both the stomach (“gastro”-) and the small intestine (“entero”-), resulting in some combination of diarrheavomiting, and abdominal pain and cramping.[1]Gastroenteritis has also been referred to as gastro, stomach bug, and stomach virus. Although unrelated to influenza, it has also been called stomach flu and gastric flu.