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Philemon’s Big News

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.

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