Monday, 14 November 2016
Love Thy Neighbour - Not Likely
Then, in the middle of the night, at about 3:00 in the morning, I was awakened with a start by the phone ringing.
It was my neighbour.
He said: "Get your **** horse out of my garden. He is eating all my carrots!"
Well, I do not have a horse. But I was still half asleep and in my confusion I said: "Ehm ... sorry ..." more to mean "I don't understand" rather than apologising for my non-existent horse.
He replied: "That's OK" and put the phone down.
The next day I came to my senses, and to be honest, I was quite angry at being disturbed in the middle of the night. It was a nice dream, you know. And you can't always get back to your dream from where you left off.
So in true Christian fashion, the following night I got my own back.
I waited until 3:00 in the morning and I phoned my neighbour. When he answered I told him: "I do not have a horse!"
"That's OK," he said, "it was only a nightmare!" and he put the phone down again.
Now I bet Jesus did not have that scenario in mind when He said "Love Thy neighbour!"