Friday, August 27, 2010

The new parable of the Bridesmaids

Okay, it's new, but I'm not going to develop the whole story line, just offer a few more contemporary details.
Instead of bridesmaids waiting with oil lamps,
     How about any number of people with cell phones
          All awaiting important calls?
And some chatted all evening long, counting on "call waiting" to signal the incoming, highly anticipated call.
     And others left their phones alone, conserving juice.
And as the chatters' phones began to darken from dying batteries, they asked the others,
    "Loan me your cell phone so I can give it as an alternate number; otherwise, I'll miss my call!"
But the prudent said to the wise, "Go find your charger and juice your own phone; otherwise we'll both miss our call."

And while the chatterboxes went home (to look for their chargers), the others were answering the long-awaited call. But the Mystical Caller was sent straight to voicemail for the others, for their phones were all dead.
"Therefore I say to you, stay awake, for you do not know when your call is coming."


Paulo said...

Well done!


Wild Bill said...

Marvelous paraphrase. Be careful CCD doesn't get hold of it and try to incorporate it in the next NAB ;-).

G said...

Wild Bill,
I had to laugh when I read your comment bc that was my first thought: This is so cute but I really hope ICEL never sees it!

Anonymous said...

The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us, but we prefer E-MAIL.

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