Then Jesus took His disciples up the mountain, and gathering them
around Him, He taught them saying:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of
Blessed are the meek.
Blessed are they that mourn.
Blessed are the merciful.
Blessed are the they who search for justice.
Blessed are you who suffer.
Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is great in heaven.
Remember what I am telling you.”
Then Simon Peter said, “Do we have to write this down?”
And Andrew said, “Are we supposed to know this stuff?”
And James said, “Will we have a test on it?”
And Phillip said, “Can I borrow a pencil?”
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 the real world?”
And the other disciples likewise.
Then one of the pharisees who were present asked to see Jesus’
lesson plan and inquired of Jesus His terminal objectives in the
And Jesus wept…
=== end of story ===