Jennifer's mom gave her $5 to buy some fries at the fair. "Keep the change," her mom said. So Jennifer bought her fries and pocketed the extra two dollars and fifty cents, strutting down the midway and feeling rich. Her little brother Peter found her next to Skee Ball. "Hey Jen, can I borrow a dollar?" "Okay, Pete. But you'd better pay me back." The next day their mother found Pete and Jennifer in a wrestling match on the living room floor. "Give me back my money!" screamed Jen. Mom pulled them apart and managed to get the story out of them. She looked disapprovingly at Jen.
“The Real Man Of La Mancha” by Frank Ramirez
“Non Sequitur” by C. David McKirachan
The Real Man Of La Mancha
by Frank Ramirez 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
…but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger… (2 Corinthians 6:4-5)
Our three readings for this week hang together very well. Paul tells us that we need to work together in love, putting behind us the world’s way of doing things in favor of changing the world into the Eden God intended it to be. The Gospel lesson teaches us that miracles are possible, as it describes Jesus sleeping through a violent thunderstorm that rocks the boat, until his disciples wake him to their danger. He immediately rebukes the storm, and wind and wave become completely still.
There was a story in our local paper recently about a local television newsreader who had visited a chiropractor. The chiropractor went off to America to learn some new techniques and on his return rang the newsreader to ask whether she would like to try out his new equipment.