Sunday, March 21, 2010

Found in a Box

Since the "flood" I've spent blogging evenings sitting amidst boxes and boxes of "teacher stuff" that's been waiting to be sorting since we moved in ten years ago.  I've found a few gems that I'll be sharing over the next few weeks perhaps!  This is the first.  Let me preface: 1) I have absolutely no idea where it came from who gave it to me, 2) I am not sharing it in bad taste or to be sacreligious (as a Lutheran deep in the heart of Lent, it cracked me up), but in humor, and 3) If you know who wrote it, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due!
Blessed are the Teachers:

"Now when He saw the crowds, He went up on a mountainside and sat down.  His disciples came to Him, and He began to teach them saying:
     Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 
     Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
     Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
     Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
     Blessed are the merciful, for they will obtain mercy.
     Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
     Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God.
     Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Then Simon Peter said, " Do we have to write this down?"  And Andrew said, "Are we supposed to know this?"  And James said, "Will we have a test on this?"  And Phillip said, "What if we don't know it?"  And Bartholomew said, "Do we have to turn this in?"  And John said, "The other disciples didn't have to learn this."  And Matthew said, "When do we get out of here?"  And Judas said, "What does this have to do with real life?"  And the other disciples likewise. 

Then one of the Pharisees who was present asked to see Jesus' lesson plans and inquired of Jesus his terminal objectives in the cognitive domain.

And Jesus wept.


  1. This is a classic! Thanks for the reprint!!

  2. This is great. Cracked me up too. Thanks for sharing.