Psalm 37: He Fades Away
The Heart of Christ
For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth…
Jokes I Like to Tell
Once there was a small, mousy looking man who was seated at a bar, having a drink. He was minding his own business, sitting quietly at the end of the bar. He would come in at the same time every day, and sit in the same place, have his beer, and depart after about twenty minutes.
One day, a new guy came in, a big boisterous bullying man. It didn’t take him long to notice the quiet man at the bar, and he went over to him immediately in order to harass him. Picking him up, he threw him across the room easily. He then went over to him, lying on the floor, stood over him, and said, “That was judo from Japan!” Laughing he walked away.
The next day almost the same thing happened. This time though, after he knocked the small man head over heels, he walked over to him, looked down on him, and said, “That was karate from Korea.” And laughing he walked away again.
The third day, the small man saw the bully coming in, quickly paid his bill, and left before the bully had a chance to do anything. The bully sat down at the bar, ordered a beer, and sat there laughing at the timidity of the small man.
Suddenly everything went black, and a few minutes later, the bully came to, lying flat on his back, and he was blinking at the ceiling. He could see, stooping over him, the worried looking face of the bartender. When he was fully conscious, the bartender said, “The little guy said to tell you that it was a tire iron from Western Auto.”