We’re studying the book of Philemon in the School of Biblical Studies. Today, our assignment was to write a short essay from the point of view of either Paul, Onesimus, or Philemon. I chose Philemon. Thought I’d share. It was a fun assignment!
Philemon’s Big News
We had just opened services last Sabbath when upon lifting my head from prayer I recognized a leader from the Church of Colosse standing at the entryway to the main room.
The man nodded apologetically as I acknowledged his presence and then raised his hand to bring attention to what appeared to be a single piece of parchment.
“Pardon me, Philemon,” he cut in softly, “but we received word just today regarding an urgent matter of your concern.”
I gave him the go-ahead to elaborate.