Thursday, August 25, 2011

Why College Professors Weep

I just finished with the first class of the new semester. I am not in any way comparing myself with Jesus Christ, but we do have one experience in common.
Then Jesus took his disciples up on the mountain and gathered them around Him. And He taught them, saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit, Blessed are the meek, Blessed are the merciful, Blessed are you who thirst for justice, Blessed are you who are persecuted, Blessed are the peacemakers...
And Simon Peter said, "Do we have to write this stuff down?"
And Phillip said, "Will this be on the test?"
And John said, "I'm sorry. Would you mind repeating that?"
And Andrew said, "John the Baptist's disciples don't have to learn this stuff!"
And Matthew said, "Huh?"
And Judas said, "What does this have to do with real life?"

Then, one of the Pharises, and expert in the law said, "I don't see any of this in your syllabus. Do you have a lesson plan? Is there a summary? Where is the student guide? Will there be any follow-up assignments? How will this affect the bell curve?"

And Thomas, who had missed the sermon, came to Jesus privately and said, "Did we do anything important yesterday?"
 And Jesus wept.


Old NFO said...

God Bless you for what you do... I'd pull what little hair I have left out after 15 minutes... :-)

CenTexTim said...

I'm mostly bald with what's left in a crewcut for a reason.