Jul 18, 2009
I offered the story of Dave Carrol last week in some comments about
the news, and since then I've seen even more of the story.
And I could not help but think of the stories such as the one about David and Goliath. I slept through ever-so-many tellings of that story in Sunday School! The story wasn't so bad, but it was presented in the manner of the stories of how some parent or grandparent had to go miles every day through so many feet of snow to get to school.... But Dave Carrol made it suddenly take on relevance.
Goliath was a big warrior, and an airline is usually a big corporation. There was a shepard boy named David who accepted Goliath's challenge. Dave Carroll was a relatively unknown country singer who got fed up with how an airline treated him when their baggage handlers damaged his guitar.
And there is where we begin to see the lesson in the stories. And perhaps it is a lesson that might not be obvious unless one tale is shown in parallel with another that is more contemporary which we can relate to.
See what I mean! It's part of the reason we get to say "So mote it be!"