Thursday, October 05, 2017

This week's lesson (September 30 - October 6): the Apostle Paul in Rome

This is not my church.

Not any more.

Not since they took over.

And yes, I know I'm supposed to be grateful. If it wasn't for them, people tell me, our church would be in bad shape; that's because their numbers are growing (while ours are dwindling).

But they're so ignorant.

Their kids are so rowdy.

And you should see the food they bring to potlucks!

So you can understand why I'm skeptical about Paul's plan to visit our churches here in Rome. To be sure, he's one of us -- but if you want my honest opinion, he's just a little too close to them.

And no, it's not that I'm prejudiced; some of my best friends are Gentiles.

But I wish they knew their place -- knew it, and stayed in it.

Is that too much to ask?

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