Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Pit

                                                   The Pit

A man fell into a pit and could not get himself out.
 
A Subjective person came along and said "I feel for you down there in that pit"
An Objective person came along and said "It’s logical that someone would have fallen down into that pit"
A Christian Scientist came along and said "You only think you’re in the pit"
A Pharisee said "only bad people fall into the pit"
A Newspaper Reporter wanted the exclusive story on the pit
A Fundamentalist said "You deserve your pit"
Confucius said "If you had listened to me you would not be in that pit"
Buddha said "The pit is only a state of mind"
A Realist said "that’s a pit"
A Scientist calculated the pressure necessary to get him out of the pit
A Geologist told him to appreciate the rock strata in the pit
A Tax man asked him if he was paying taxes on the pit
An inspector asked him if he had a permit to dig the pit
An Evasive person came along and avoided the subject of the pit altogether
A Self pitying person said "You haven’t seen anything until you have seen my pit"
A Charismatic said "just confess that you are not in the pit"
An Optimist said "It could be worse"
A Pessimist said "Things will get worse"
Jesus walking along seeing the man in the pit simply knelt down, extended his hand and pulled him out of the pit!
 
I heard this poem read by Christine Caine, I don’t know who it’s by, but I like it and thought I’d share it.
 

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