Sunday, October 24, 2010

Larry and the Rich Guy

So the youth adapted the Lazarus story. It's interesting. They really got into the rewriting, which I am definitely going to think about more. And, I don't mean to sound surprised here, they're really good at it.

There was a man who was so rich he bathed in liquid gold. Meanwhile, at his door was a poor man named Larry. He was so poor he bathed in his own sweat. (Ick.)

Larry died and the angels carried him to be with Martin Luther King, Jr.

The rich man also died and was buried. In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw MLK far away, with Larry by his side. So he called to him, ‘Have pity on me and send Larry to just give me a single breath of air.

But MLK replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Larry received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides you can’t get from here to there because of the incredibly dangerous minefield between us. And the immense wall covered in man-eating bears.

The rich man answered, ‘Then send Larry to my son, who has inherited all my wealth. Let him warn them, so that he will not also come to this place of torment.’
MLK replied, ‘He should listen to the Bible.'

But the rich man said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to him, he will repent.’ MLK said to him, ‘If he does not listen to the bible, he will not listen if even God Himself were to come to earth.'

Pretty good punch line!

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