Welcome Dear Readers to this Sunday’s edition of The Bible According to Gregory.
Gregory goes to Sunday School Every week, but Gregory never listens and comes home with his own version of the story.
Let’s listen in and see what Gregory learned in Sunday School this week shall we?
The Lord’s Big Book of Sacrificing
One day, while Moses was walking by the tent belonging to the Lord, he heard God calling out to him.
“Is that you, Moses?”
“Yeah, how’d you know?”
“You’re the only one who has the nerve to walk by My tent.”
“Why is that?”
“I don’t know, but guess what? I, the Lord, just wrote another book!”
“No kidding? That’s quite an accomplishment! I’m super impressed! What’s it about?”
“I, the Lord, have taken the time to compile all the rules for getting on my good side by bringing me offerings and sacrificing animals and whatnot.”
“Cool! Is it a cookbook then?”
“What do you mean?”
“Well, let’s say a Hebrew wanted to find it in the Alexandria library, for example, would he look in the cookbook section or in the sacrificing section?”
“But I thought somebody burned down the Alexandria library.”
“Yes, but I was just using the Alexandria library as an example. What I was really getting at is what genre would your book fall into?”
“Genre? Don’t you mean genie?”
“No, I mean, if you ever wanted to get your Big Book of Sacrifices published like on a scroll or on a stone tablet, your publisher is going to want to know what genre or “subject matter” your book is about. It helps them decide if they if they want to publish it — especially since you are a new author.”
“New author! Are you forgetting that I, the Lord, have already written a bestseller called the Ten Commandments?”
“Yes, Lord, but you self-published that one, and, frankly, I think the only reason it was so well received is because it had a number in the title. People love reading things with numbers in the title. You know, like, 7 Ways to Avoid the Mistakes of Adam and Eve or 11 Things You Can Build out of Leftover Unleavened Bread — that sort of thing, it makes information easier to skim.”
“What are you trying to say, Moses? That people have only skimmed The Ten Commandments?”
“Oh gosh no! The Ten Commandments? Heavens no! I couldn’t put it down, myself; it was a real stone-tablet turner!”
“Well, thank you.”
“So what else is in this new book, Lord?”
“Well, it has a section on exactly how my worshipers can lift my spirits by bringing me offerings of money and jewels, sweet-smelling incense and fine linens.”
“Excellent! People love nonfiction how-to’s!”
“There’s also a section on how I like my sacrifices prepared, I’ve even included important details about breaking a donkey’s neck, how to avoid cooking a young sheep or goat in its mother’s milk and how I don’t like My bread sacrificed with My meat.”
“Wonderful! Are you planning to include pictures and diagrams?”
“Uh . . .”
“What is it, Moses?”
“Well, Lord, people are more apt to be engaged in your message if You were to include some images.”
“You mean images of Me? But I don’t allow people to look at My face, you of all people should know that Moses!”
“Well, then, how about including some drawings — like a picture of a golden calf with a big red x on it, or you could include a diagram describing the best way to go about skinning a ram.”
“I see what you’re getting at here. Moses. That’s a great idea! Listen, what are you doing right now?”
“Just the usual, wandering around the desert with my sheep, why?”
“Why don’t you come in and help me work on my book. You weren’t planning to do anything for the next forty days and nights anyway were you?”
“I guess not –not now anyway.”
And there you have it, Dear Readers, this week’s edition of The Bible According to Gregory. Please check back next week at this time to see what Gregory learned in Sunday school.
Until next time . . .I love you