Taste & See
Photo © Rubberball
Have You Met Jesus?
PSALM 34:8 Taste and see how good God is.
An Urban Myth or Parable
An internationally renowned theologian was invited to speak on The Resurrection: Fact or Fiction? After speaking for two and a half hours he concluded there was no such thing as the historical resurrection. The religious tradition of the church was groundless because it was based on a myth about a risen Jesus, who in fact never rose from the dead in any literal sense.
When he had finished, he invited questions from the audience. After a short silence an old, dark skinned preacher with a head of white, short-cropped hair stood up at the back of the auditorium.
"Docta, I got just one question", he said, as he pulled out an apple and began to eat it.
"Now, I ain’t never read them books you've read". . .CRUNCH, MUNCH. . .
"And I can't recite the Scriptures in the original Greek like you", CRUNCH .
"All I wanna know is: This apple I just ate-------was it bitter or was it sweet?"
The learned theologian paused for a moment and then answered in exemplary scholarly fashion:
"I cannot possibly answer your question, because I haven't tasted your apple."
The white-haired preacher dropped the core of his apple into his crumpled paper bag, looked up at the learned doctor and said:
"And you ain’t tasted my Jesus either."