Monday, June 29, 2009

Poor Isaiah

I've always enjoyed the tradition that throughout Isaiah's long period as a prophet, his own wife did not believe in him. If anyone were to make a situation comedy set in the ancient world, Isaiah and his wife would be excellent characters.

"Look! Sennacherib has cleared out of Palestine and Egypt! I'm telling you, it is the Holy One!"
"Yes, dear. We need water."
"You still don't believe me! It is God's judgment, isn't it clear?"
"It's clear that Senna got his butt kicked and couldn't feed his army anymore. Have you fetched the water yet?"
"You-- you're IMPOSSIBLE!"
"And thirsty. The pails are by the door."

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