(I heard this story on Joyce Meyer’s “Enjoying Everyday Life.” I’m not sure what book she was reading it from.)
There was a man who fell in a pit.
A subjective person came along and said, “I feel for you down there in that pit.”
An objective person came along and said, ” well, it’s logical that someone would fall down in that pit.”
A Pharisee said, “only bad people fall into pits.”
A mathematician calculated how the individual fell into the pit.
A news reporter wanted the exclusive story on the person in the pit.
A Fundamentalist said, “you deserve that pit.”
A Calvinist said, “If you would have been saved, you would never have fallen in that pit.
A Charismatic said, “just confess that you’re not in that pit.”
A realist came along and said, “now brother, that’s a pit.”
A geologist suggested that he appreciate the rock strata in the pit.
An IRS worker wanted to know if he had paid taxes on his pit.
The County Inspector asked if he had a permit to be in the pit.
A self-pitying person said, “you haven’t seen anything ’til you see my pit.”
The optimist said, “things could be worse.”
The pessimist said, “things will get worse.”
Jesus however, seeing the man, simply reached down in it and got him out of the pit.
Sometimes we find ourselves in the pits of life, but instead of taking the way out, we listen to everyone advising us or giving us their interpretation as to why we are in the pit.
This reminded me of my book, First Peter, because Peter finds himself in a kind of pit and he won’t let God help him out. Instead he finds comfort in his gang, hanging out on the streets, and doing anything that is as far away from God as he can get.
Read the 1st chapter of First Peterat the below link: