|John VanHouten Illustration|
A man fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out.
A subjective person came along and said, “I feel for you, down there.”
An objective person came along and said, “It’s logical that someone would fall down there.”
A Pharisee said, “Only bad people fall into a pit.”
A mathematician calculated how he fell into the pit.
A news reporter wanted the exclusive story on his pit.
A fundamentalist said, “You deserve it.”
An I.R.S. man asked if he was paying his taxes on the pit.
A self-pity person said, “You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen my pit.”
An optimist said, “Things will get better.”
A pessimist said, “Things will get worse.”
Jesus, seeing the man, took him by the hand and lifted him out of the pit.