jesus of nazareth’s rough drafts

a list, from mcsweeney’s, as printed in the book mountain man dance moves, and read on my sony reader ebook

jesus of nazareth’s rough drafts
by sean carman

let him who is without fault see if he can do any better.

blessed are the meek — they are the politest people anywhere.

it is easier for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven than for a camel to pass through [something really tiny here that a camel could never pass though… i don’t know… a link in a chain, maybe? an earring? a flute?]

you are the salt of the earth. but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? by “saltness” i mean the thing that makes it salty. whatever essential quality makes it salt. that is what i mean by “saltness.” where was i?

this bread is like me, but not like me. you know what i mean. same goes for the wine.

you are the light of the world. a city set on a hill cannot be hid. you’re like a house on fire. you’re burning up. look at you go!

forgive them father, they’re trying their best.

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