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Q returns to his discussion of sacrifice, and he will continue it in the next Dialogue. For now, here are some questions to prime the discussion pump.
- Margaret lifts up a comment of St. Paul's to Jen. One way of looking at the overwhelmingly bad news in the newspapers is to see it as symptoms of labor pains! What do you make of that? Is it cockeyed optimism? On the mark? What?
- Similarly, what are your responses to the words of Christopher Fry on the poster Advocatus mentioned? Do you resonate with them? Or not? Discuss.
- Billy is excited upon hearing Snark's reading of selected passages by the prophet Amos. Are you familiar with the Bible's "prophetic tradition?" Do you find yourself resonating with them or, again, not? Are there prophetic movements and people in our time? Was Jesus one of them, do you think?
- Snark seems to be having a struggle with himself about whether to let in the changes he sees in Advocatus. He'd have to get a new "map" by which to navigate the relationship with his old mentor. Do you experience similar struggles "updating your maps?" In fact, are you experiencing some of that struggle as you wrestle with some of the issues raised already in LAST SUPPER RED? This is an important question, because even more new ideas lie ahead!