I found this piece ofliterature that I think belongs in the apocrypha. Would like your thoughts on how to get it into thesealed scripture? After an hour's meditation in NYC's Central Park, aZen Guru approached a hot-dog vendor on the street andasked, "Make me one with everything."The vendor prepared the hot-dog and gave it to the ZenGuru who offered a $20 bill in payment. The hot-dogvendor put the $20 bill into his cash drawer andclosed the drawer.When the Zen Guru protested that the hot-dog vendorshould give him change, the hot-dog vendor remarked,"Oh no. Change comes from within." End of story. Here is my take on the discussion inheaven re: including this in Scripture. Thediscussion occurs in heaven:St. Matthew: While the tale has linguistic merit, itfails on explicit teaching. It is much too brief tomerit inclusion in my gospel. Suggest Mark considerit.St. Mark: No way, it is much too long for my book. Iwill pass on it and send it to John.St. John: The vocabulary lacks richness anddefinition. It fails on its lack of Christologicsiignificance as well. But I would love to hear St.Paul's opinion.St. Paul: (always lacking in humor) - - This isapostacy. Surely this prevents the Buddhists fromseeing our Lord and keeps them out of heaven. (ViewingPeter, who is rolling in laughter over the joke,says), One look at Peter's reaction tells me that itis most inappropriate for any of my letters.St. Peter: (merely winks at Luther as both Peter andLuther know that Paul hasn't left his room in heavenand met any Buddhists).Luther chimes in: I only wish I had told it first.Calvin responds: It was destiny that you weren't theone to tell it Luther. It is however, very typical ofyour crass humor.The Holy Spirit chimes in: Oh, if they only had takenme seriously, they would have seen the opportunity tohave me help them change.Jesus concludes. I like it. It leaves it open tointerpretation and requires the hearer to respond. Put it in St. Luke and call it a lock.St. Luke says: Fine, I will scribe it today. It isall Greek to me. IvanGrowth
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