23 Jun 2013

Jesus Asks the Modern Day Theologian

I rarely remember even the simplest joke but I have never forgotten this intellectual, theological joke told 30 years ago by a Jesuit priest in front of a University New Testament Class.
Jesus was walking alongside of the Sea of Galilee
when he turned to Simon Peter and asked him
“Who do you say that I am?”
Simon Peter answered Him,
“Why you are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
 Jesus was pleased with his answer.
So, Jesus turns to the modern day theologian and asks,
“Who do you say that I am?”
The modern day theologian answers,
“Why you are the eschatological manifestation in the ground of our being.
The kerygma, which finds its fulfillment in interpersonal relationships.”
And Jesus says,
“What?”

5 comments:

  1. LOL! I love it too. As someone who's had a little experience with university types (not theologians though) I can certainly relate.

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    1. After 30+ years, I still delight in this "joke" because it certainly rings true, doesn't it?

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