Then Jesus took his disciples up the mountain and gathering them around Him, he taught them saying:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
Blessed are the meek
Blessed are they that mourn
Blessed are the merciful
Blessed are they that thirst for justice
Blessed are you when persecuted
Blessed are you when you suffer
Be glad and rejoice for your reward is great in heaven.”
Then Simon Peter said, “Are we supposed to know this?”
And Andrew said, “Do we have to write this down?”
And James said, “Will we have a test on this?”
And John said, “The other disciples didn’t have to learn this.”
And Mark said, “Which National Curriculum level is this?”
And Bartholomew said, “Do we have to turn this in?” And Matthew said, “May I go to the toilet?”
Then one of the Pharisees who was present asked to see Jesus’ lesson plan and inquired of Jesus, “Where are your lesson plans and what are your objectives in the cognitive domain?”
And Jesus wept.
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We have had this posted on our site for some years now. During that time we’ve received several emails and comments about it; some people find it funny and some do not. Some find it perfectly acceptable and some find it offensive.
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Note, the sermon was originally posted in on the Malta Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language website.