A Parable Of Sorts


I ran over God with my car today. I guess I wasn’t paying attention and as I turned the corner, He stepped off the curb right into my path. Really he was at fault. He should have paid more attention.

And how He howled–as if He weren’t eternal. I mean He can bounce right back if He wants. Instead He made a big fuss. He got His blood everywhere. I had to call an ambulance and actually went to the hospital to make sure everything was okay.

Crazy He didn’t even have insurance. Fortunately it was an emergency or else they would have turned Him away.

So strange seeing God with tubes up his nose and an IV in his arm. He looked so frail, so useless.

Of course I feel terrible about the whole thing. God will be out of commission for weeks. The work piles up so quickly. Guess we will have to pick up the slack.

I told God that I would help Him around the house once they discharge Him. He didn’t even hear me. He was all caught up with Judge Judy on the TV, and he was still groggy from surgery.

Feel free to visit Him or send flowers or something.

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    alex resare on November 12, 2006 at 5:23 pm

    Have I told you lately that I love you? Have I told you theres just a few others above you? Fill my heart with gladness. Take away my sadness. Ease my troubles thats what you do!

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    Anna HP on November 12, 2006 at 7:02 pm

    Dear Peterson, I hope you realize you didn´t have to run over the poor guy in order to do his work … you already are!!

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    Scotmagicman on November 12, 2006 at 8:00 pm

    Came back from the hills this afternoon, driving very fast down the dual carraigeway. Flashing blue lights ahead, dead cars splattered on the road. No sign of bodies. Why don’t THEY take more care so that I can get on with my life without interruption? See the image of God in that jerk? You gotta be kidding. Well actually, no. S/he is.

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    Elliot on November 12, 2006 at 11:25 pm

    You’re a funny, funny man, Peterson. Darkly funny, but funny, nonetheless!

    Oh, and I totally agree with Alex. “Can you feel the love tonight”, Peterson? I can!

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    Peterson Toscano on November 13, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    elliot, yes, yes, I feel the love! Thanks all.

    Nillo, I was NOT talking on my cell phone when this incident occurred (rude and dangerous).

    No, I was plucking my eyebrows at the time.

    scotmagicman, sounds like you have had your own roadside encounter with God.

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    alex resare on November 20, 2006 at 12:19 pm

    what is the story of the glass art you have posted the last week? I love them. Especially this one.

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    Peterson Toscano on November 20, 2006 at 2:47 pm

    Alex, there were at a church in Palm Springs. The noonday song streamed through making them so very radiate. But the art is strong too.

    I am not sure what this one is supposed to depict. It may be part of Pentecost, but it looks like the Phoenix rising up from the ashes.