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Hey, Jesus, I'll Catch You on TV

by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

Man on phone Jesus, this really isn't an apology, it's ... well, sort of an explanation. When I first got to know you, we'd get together every week over at your place. Same time every week. All your friends would be there. Yeah, those were good times, weren't they.

Well, you've probably noticed I haven't been able to make it recently. Oh, I've thought about you a lot, but weekends are so busy.

I'm sure you realize that Sunday is the only day I can really call my own. Every other morning I get up with the chickens-- Sundays I sleep in. And you know how my Saturday nights are. I guess you do know about my Saturday nights, don't you?

And then sometimes I work Saturdays. So if I have to do the laundry or go to the store it has to be on Sundays, doesn't it? Yeah, I knew you'd understand.

Man jogging By the way, there's a jogging club I've joined that runs on Sunday mornings. And then sometimes there's a walk-a-thon to help crippled children and people like that. Lots of folks like me are free on Sunday mornings so that's why they have it then.

I do sort of miss getting together with you and your friends, though. I'm kind of out of touch with most of them. But I have to admit they were good for me. They helped me through a rough time when some bad stuff was going down. Too bad we don't see each other anymore. The main time we all got together was over at your house, wasn't it?

I used to like when you'd talk to us about life and your Father and how to work out our problems. And I felt so good by the time we got ready to leave your house. I was really up. Ready to go out there on Monday and show them how it's done.

And I remember the good times singing those old favorites. Oh, I haven't stopped singing, mind you. Sometimes we sing over at Mel's Place on Saturday nights. But I guess that isn't quite the same.

Here I am rambling on.

Active man Jesus, it's nothing personal or anything. Don't get me wrong. I still want to be your friend. But things change. I've got other friends, too. And you wouldn't want me to cut them out of my life. I mean, they need me.

Yeah, I know what you're going to say. You need me, too. And those things I used to do for you just aren't getting done any more. I know. Well, don't you have any other friends you could ask? I'm sure you can get somebody to help you!

And about my contributions to your cause. I haven't forgotten. But extra change has been kind of tight lately.

What do you mean you miss me? Hey, I think about you a lot, too. Just because I don't get over to your place every week doesn't mean I don't care!

I'd be there if I could. I really would. I am committed, you know. As a matter of fact, if nothing comes up you'll see me one of these weeks. In the meantime, Jesus, I'll catch you on TV.

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