you're running out punchlines
to ease the pain
of God's seemingly heartless judgement
you want your idea of divine intervention
because you think Grace does not supersede Karma
the joke's on you if you think
amends and atonements will make any difference
or that mercy is in the divine vocabulary
no miracle will happen as you struggle along
resenting every price for every misstep that God deems so fatal
oh merry jokester make a joke of that
and even then God will have you beat
think of the joke where a drowning man
cries to God saying "Lord I'm drowning! Save me!"
a boat passes and someone on board yells "need help?"
and the guy says "No thanks! I'm waiting for God to save me!"
the boat leaves and another comes and a sailor
leans over the rail saying "Here--grab this line!"
and the guy says "No thanks! I'm waiting on the Lord!"
Finally the guy goes under and drowns
and when his soul goes through the Pearly Gates
he walks indignantly up to God and says
"I prayed to You to save me and You let me drown! Why?"
and God looks at him and says
"Asshole! I sent two boats to save you!!!"
can your feeble humor top that?
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