This is not original with me. I don’t know the source, but as a high school English teacher, it has always resonated with me. I am passing it along (in the same format as my hard copy) in honor of all teachers. Happy Back-to-School!
THEN JESUS TOOK HIS DISCIPLES UP THE MOUNTAIN AND GATHERING THEM AROUND HIM, HE TAUGHT THEM SAYING
BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT,
FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
BLESSED ARE THE MEEK
BLESSED ARE THEY THAT MOURN
BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL
BLESSED ARE THEY WHO THIRST FOR JUSTICE
BLESSED ARE YOU WHEN YOU SUFFER
BE GLAD AND REJOICE FOR YOUR REWARD IS GREAT IN HEAVEN
REMEMBER WHAT I AM TELLING YOU
THEN SIMON PETER SAID
DO WE HAVE TO WRITE THIS DOWN?
AND ANDREW SAID
ARE WE SUPPOSED TO KNOW THIS?
AND JAMES SAID
WILL WE HAVE A TEST ON IT?
AND PHILLIP SAID
WHAT IF WE DON’T KNOW IT?
AND BARTHOLOMEW SAID
DO WE HAVE TO TURN THIS IN?
AND JOHN SAID
THE OTHER DISCIPLES DIDN’T HAVE TO LEARN THIS.
AND MATTHEW SAID
WHEN DO WE GET OUT OF HERE?
AND JUDAS SAID
WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH REAL LIFE?
AND THE OTHER DISCIPLES LIKEWISE
THEN ONE OF THE PHARISEES WHO WAS PRESENT ASKED TO SEE JESUS’ LESSON PLAN AND INQUIRED OF JESUS HIS TERMINAL OBJECTIVES IN THE COGNITIVE DOMAIN
AND JESUS WEPT