A Joke for Jesus


By Roy Gomez

We stood in the first pew, before the altar. As an usher approached, offering a brotherly hand — which signifies Christian Fellowship, you know — my friends and I didn’t dare to even glance at each other. I stretched my arm. Slipped him this mannequin’s hand I’d found and let it go. We tittered. We could’ve cracked up. Only the usher scowled: Did I believe Jesus thought this was funny? Yes. Why not? After all those years, nailed to that cross, I’d imagined He would. Turning, raising my eyes, feeling a smidgen of His sorrow again, I still believed it. Laugh, Jesus!

R. Gomez has been kicking words around for a while. He lives with his wife and pets on a hillside overlooking Medina Lake directly in the center of the Milky Way.

3 thoughts on “A Joke for Jesus

  1. Ha, now that’s my kind of joke! Though I’d have trouble not cracking up too early. I think there’s a good reason Jesus loves children especially.

    “And then one day I heard the Laughter of God in the midst of me and within the
    world, and all was suddenly changed. Old patterns and ideas were shattered
    and passed away—a new loveliness of LIFE was exposed to view.” -Walter Clemow Lanyon

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