Friday, September 21, 2018

The Pit



John VanHouten Illustration

A man fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out.

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.”


Pharisee  said, “Only bad people fall into a pit.”


mathematician calculated how he fell into the pit.


A news  reporter  wanted  the  exclusive  story  on  his  pit.


fundamentalist  said, “You deserve it.”


An  I.R.S. man asked if he was paying his taxes on the pit.


self-pity  person  said,  “You  haven’t  seen  anything  until you’ve seen  my  pit.”


An  optimist  said, “Things will get better.”


pessimist said, “Things will get worse.”


Jesus, seeing the man, took him by the hand and lifted him out  of the pit.

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