“The Pit”

Dear Church,

We have experienced so many changes in our lives because of the Corona Virus, and we have had so much to digest in our minds. If you’re like me, so many feelings and emotions have sprung up because of it.

We may take the following Word Game and apply it to what people face on a daily basis. Let’s think about what the following Word Game entitled “The Pit” tells us in a somewhat humorous way, about how different people might perceive the problems that come into others lives, and how they react to them. Then it tells us how Jesus wants us to react when we see people stuck in “The Pit”.

From the book “More Holy Humor” by Cal and Rose Samra

  • A man fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out.
  • A “subjective” person came along and said, “It’s logical that someone would fall down there.”
  • An “objective” person walked by and said, “It’s logical that someone would fall down there.”
  • A “Pharisee” said, “Only bad people fall into pits.”
  • A “mathematician” calculated how he fell into the pit.
  • A “news reporter” wanted the exclusive story on the pit.
  • An “IRS agent” asked if he was paying taxes on the pit.
  • A “self-pitying” person said, “You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen my pit.”
  • A “fire-and-brimstone preacher” said, “You deserve your pit.”
  • A “Christian Scientist” observed, “The pit is just in your mind.”
  • A “psychologist” noted, “Your mother and father are to blame for your being in that pit.”
  • A “self-esteem therapist” said, “Believe in yourself and you can get out of that pit.”
  • An “optimist” said, “Things could be worse.”
  • A “pessimist” claimed, “Things will get worse.”
  • Jesus, seeing the man, took him by the hand and lifted him out of the pit.

It is my prayer that we will be like Jesus, and try to lift someone else up in some way and help them out of their pit!!!

Have a Great Day!!

Bro. Mike Samuels, Pastor, St. John United Methodist Church