Shuck and Jive

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

It is Easter Sunday. I have saved the best for last.

According to Mark 16:1-8, the women go to find the body of Jesus to give it a good going over with some spices.

Surprise! No body home!

Except for this little nerdy guy in a white robe. He tells them to quit foraging around in old graveyards. Jesus is already ahead of them, back home in Galilee, doing his thing: loving enemies, telling stories, considering the lilies, resisting the Empire, and welcoming all into his merry band.

The nerdy robed guy sez: "Live your lives, ladies! And don't forget to give a whistle."

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle - that's the thing.

Happy Easter!


  1. Happy Easter, John!

    I woke up whistling!!

    have a good day!

  2. Rob,

    Thanks for that tune from the King and I.

    That is my song, I tell you.

    Religion for me is about helping me fake it 'til I make it.

  3. Thanks Sara and Monkey,

    One of my seminary professors had recommended this film.

    Poor guy never got tenure.