07 November 2007

A Parabull

Here are today’s goings-on in my office. What a strange bunch they are …

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And he spake unto them this parabull:

Behold, there was a minister of music who, being a wise guy, saw his busy time of year coming. Lo, he began to lay up for himself—stuff. He layeth his stuff upon his desk—he layeth it upon his floor—he layeth it even unto the shelves of his…………shelves. And verily he began to be in want for he said unto himself, “Self. Where is thine Living Pictures script?” Now this minister of music was known to have a multitude of scripts, but lo, this one was very precious unto him for it resideth within the official three-ring binder (with the frosted-clear front and back and a dark blue binding).

And lo, it was Monday.

So he assayed abroad unto the sundry regions of the edifice (from mid-day Monday even until 2200 hours Standard Time on Tuesday) but found not his script and he began to be very sorrowful for the words handwritten in the script were irreplaceable. He even began to un-pile his stuff and cast the dross into outer darkness (or the recycling bin) but he found it not.

“I know what hath happened!”, he spake. “Someone hath mistakenly retrieved the three-ringer binder containing the precious script,” for verily, he was at the point of grasping for straws.

So he published it abroad that if anyone should see the frosted-clear front and back, with dark blue binding, three-ring binder containing the precious script, that they should notify him immediately so that they might together rejoice exceedingly.

Steven R. Skaggs

Genesis 1:1-2 (The Message) Heaven and Earth

1-2 First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don't see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness (*), an inky blackness. God's Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.

(*)- some versions translate “bottomless emptiness” as “Steve Skaggs’ desk”
Chris Cash

Then he explained the meaning of the parabull unto them.

In his haste, the minister of music had forgotten perhaps the most important descriptive part of the frosted-clear front and back, with dark blue binding, three-ring binder containing the precious script. For upon its front and upon its binder were inscribed these words: Christina Crice.

Thus, having been told by the minister of music that a revised script would be appointed unto her, when Christina saw the frosted-clear front and back, with dark blue binding, three-ring binder containing the precious script with the words Christina Crice upon it, she received it gladly and journeyed unto the place appointed unto her.

He that hath ears (and matter between them) may deduce what has happened thence. Christina received the e-mail, repented of the sin into which she was led by the foolish minister of music, and made recompense by returning the blah, blah, blah to its appointed place.

Ahhhh………………………….

Steven R. Skaggs

1 comment:

Rachel Sherron said...

Well, I'm glad to see that things are running so smoothly.