Tuesday, November 07, 2006

If I Were Jesus ....

Got a card from my parents wherein my mom wished me a "Happy 33rd Birthday." Jeana and I both looked at it rather quizzically.

J: Are you really 33?
Me: Huh.
J: Wow.
M: Yeah. If I were Jesus, I'd be dead.

Today, my mom sent one of her all-family e-mails: CHEERS TO STEPH ON HER 33rd BIRTHDAY!!
So I replied all with: Yup ..... If I were Jesus, I'd be dead.
And my brother's response: If you were Jesus, [Dad] would be God and, well, that's just ridiculous.

Unfortunately, my father (who insists on being called Noble Ancestor and therefore needs no encouragement) has already called, identified himself as God, and told me that he's sitting on his throne and if I ever need anything, like water changed into wine or anything like that, just to let him know.
And I wonder about the lack of nunly-familial-respect???


Anonymous Anonymous said...


And a little correction: If you were Jesus, you wouldn't be dead for at least a few months. But you're not, so please stay around for a bit longer. A lot longer, preferably!

eve (lorem)

11/07/2006 7:30 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

Yeah, Jeana pointed that out too. But it's not quite the same ring to say "If I were Jesus, I'd be dead in a few months."

But I don't think there are any worries about that being the reality. After all, think of all the women's ordination issues that my being Jesus would raise!

11/07/2006 8:08 PM  
Anonymous A said...

Woohoo! Happy Birthday sister Steph!

11/07/2006 8:33 PM  
Blogger HeyJules said...

Well happiest of birthdays to you Steph! I hope you have had a simply marvelous day.

As for your dad...

He sounds like my kinda guy! *she says cracking up and walking away shaking her head*

11/07/2006 9:55 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Happy birthday, Steph! Hope your Jesus year is filled with lots of miracles. Blessings and prayers Christine

11/07/2006 10:48 PM  
Anonymous Chris T. said...

Happy birthday, Sister!!!

Did you get the holy card finally? I'm so bad...

11/07/2006 11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROFL! Your family sounds FUN!

11/08/2006 9:19 AM  
Blogger the tentmaker said...

Happy Birthday, dear sister.

You as Jesus would certainly create some interesting moments in the male dominated Church. You know God, she likes to stir things up a bit now and again.;-)

11/08/2006 10:42 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Happy birthday, Steph!

11/08/2006 3:12 PM  
Blogger Susan Rose, CSJP said...

Happy Day!!!

And you know what ... my first thought on my 33rd birthday was - I better get working. Jesus had already turned water into wine and was died buried and rose on the 3rd day. What have I got to show for myself?

11/08/2006 7:02 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I'm a day late in writing, but not with lots of wishes for all good things!!

11/08/2006 8:12 PM  

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