Here’s a new event for your next church picnic. Instead of three-legged races, egg tosses, and horseshoes, how about the old favorite called “Jumping to Conclusions.”
Anyone, regardless of age, temperament, or I.Q. can play this game. All you need is a few facts, but not too many facts. Those facts that don’t fit the conclusion you jumped to can be completely ignored or (your choice) interpreted away.
Jumping to Conclusions works best when in a crowd because others can add their own excitement to the game by jumping unpredictably to their own conclusions. This not only adds a creative twist to the game, it can also lead to spirited “discussions” that can spin both attitudes and truth into energetic directions.
Doctrinal arguments, personal conflict, hurt feelings! O if I were the devil how I would encourage this game! I would give you just enough facts to feed the imagination and let you run wherever your mental machinations lead.