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A man fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out. 

A subjective person came along and said, “I feel for you down there.”

An objective person came along and said, “It’s logical that someone would fall down there.” 

A Pharisee said,” Only bad people fall into a pit.” 

A mathematician calculated how he fell into the pit.

A news reporter wanted an exclusive story on his pit. 

A fundamentalist said,“You deserve your pit.” 

An IRS man asked if he was paying taxes on the pit. 

A self-pitying person said, “You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen my pit.” 

A charismatic said, “Just confess that you’re not in a pit.” 

An optimist said, “Things could be worse.” 

A pessimist said, “Things will get worse.” 

Jesus, seeing the man, took him by the hand and lifted him out of the pit!

By Barbara Johnson

Which one or more of the above people are you? Who do you know this Lenten Wednesday who is in a pit that YOU can be Jesus to and help lift out of their pit?

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