I am wishing everyone a very Happy Easter!! This year I am spending it at home and letting the kids come over to my house instead of me traveling to theirs 🙂 Lots of eggs and chocolate bunnies I am in heaven…Hope everyone has a good one…
Jesus’ Friends were Jerks
Look, I’m only sayin it because I’m right around His age when everything went south.
Right about now, Jesus is planning for a World Tour to spread His Message. So He’s packing, going over travel plans, hiring His security detail, checking His insurance cards and verifying that His passport is in order.
But then His buddy Bill comes in.
“Word up, JC,” says Bill.
“Word,” says Jesus.
“I’m making ready to spread My Sacred and Holy Message, that I might save the world.”
Then there’s an awkward silence.
“I don’t know,” says Bill, scratching his chin.
“Well, any religious nut can go on tour. I mean you might as well walk around wearing one of those sandwich board signs that says ’THE END IS NEAR’.”
“What do you suggest, Mister Smarty Pants?”
Bill thinks quietly for a moment. “I think you need to think big. What if you get betrayed, captured, beaten, whipped, skinned alive, crucified, and your remains are subsequently squished through the mesh of a screen door, thereby absolving Humankind of all their sins?”
“I rather like My idea better,” says Jesus. “Look at My Tour schedule. I’ll be in Chillicothe right in the middle of Bike Week!”
“This isn’t B.C. anymore. In these modern times, people want something dramatic.”
“We could do a bake sale.”
“It’s been done,” sighs Bill. “And you know these wacky and hedonistic Romans … someone is bound to make some brownies laced with hash or something, and then there’s a huge chariot pileup and the investigation finds who responsible? You. The insurance liability alone just makes me shudder. Don’t set yourself up for an avoidable failure like that.”
“I don’t know, Bill. Maybe I could–”
“No,” Bill interrupts. Then, grabbing Jesus firmly at his shoulder, he says, “Look, you have a certain obligation to go beyond sermons and bake sales.”
“So I’m supposed to let them kill Me!?”
“Hey, don’t get mad at me. I didn’t make you the ‘Son of God’. I’m only telling you all this because I’m your friend.”
[Note: The ‘Site Meter” gizmo is probably the best tool a blogger can have. Among it’s many nifty features, there’s a global map giving you a general idea of where your internet traffic comes from. Using it, I’ve noticed a lot of hits coming out of Saudi Arabia. The only explanation for this, I think, is it’s our troops. Happy Easter, and God Bless; you are always in our thoughts!]
I have never heard of the Apostle Bill before 🙂
The reality is that Jesus died on the cross and rose again on the third day for our sins and I openly confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!! Happy Easter!!
Until next time bye 🙂