Gospel Polls Well in Samaria, Region

It seems like only yesterday that Americans voted to continue the inspiring legacy of the Bush family,

It seems like only yesterday that Americans voted to continue the inspiring legacy of the Bush family, only to realize later what a really bad idea that was. Oh well. No harm done. But three years from the next presidential election, potential candidates are already testing the waters, stocking their war chests, and hiring highly paid consultants for their potential bids. I’ve often wondered why Jesus didn’t use a consultant to boost the effectiveness of his own ministry. So just for fun, let’s say he did. Following is a conversation between Jesus and his new media professional, just after Jesus healed the leper.

Consultant: Sir, could I have a word with you? No, no hug, if you don’t mind. I know you healed the guy, but let’s not take chances with contagious diseases. Anyway, nice work, but why did you tell him to keep quiet about it?

Jesus: I don’t want more crowds.

Consultant: Well, HELLO! Isn’t that exactly what we want? We’re trying to preach the good news here, not hide it under a bushel. No?

Jesus: That’s good. Can I use that?

Consultant: Of course. So, what do you have against crowds?

Jesus: Everywhere I go throngs of people show up, with the pushing and the shoving and the pushing. Oy. Yesterday it was what, 5,000 or so? Plus, I had to feed them all.

Consultant: And we appreciate you coming through on that one, sir. The caterer got confused and showed up at the wrong throng.

Jesus: It happens. So, did we reimburse that kid?

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Sojourners Magazine September/October 2005
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