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The Laughter Of God

I am the Bread of Life
John 6:24-35

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Sermon Week Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B

Scripture Summary John 6:35


A neuro-surgeon and an obstetrician were having coffee together in the hospital cafeteria. They began to philosophize over the fact that one of them was constantly involved in near-death situations while the other was constantly involved in new-life situations. This led to a discussion of reincarnation. The surgeon said he didn't believe in it. The obstetrician said, "If I am destined to come back into this world again, and if I have a choice, I'm going to be a perpetual baby." He then explained:

Why is it that everyone refers to a baby as a helpless little thing? Give a baby a home of his own, and he is the least helpless person in it. All he needs to do to have his every want filled is to let out one small peep. If help doesn't come at once, he need only extend the peep into a wail. And if the wail gets loud enough, he can throw the entire household into a tailspin from which it might not recover for days.

He can't walk, so he can just lie in bed all day and kick his legs and be the envy of every adult who sees him. He can't talk, so he need never answer embarrassing questions, or become involved in any kind of controversy, or give advice. Instead of politely tolerating an insufferable bore, he can turn his head the other way, yawn, go to sleep and have such actions approved by polite society. He doesn't have to worry about what he's going to eat for lunch or what he's going to wear. In fact, if he doesn't wear a single stitch he is perfectly content and no one will raise an eyebrow.

If he doesn't like his dinner, he can spit, blow or bubble it out no matter who is watching. And everyone within hearing distance is ecstatic when they hear him belch.

Helpless? He can cause the meanest person in the world to chuck him under the chin, he can inspire poets to eulogize him, and he can get just about everybody to adore him. So [...]

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