March 20, 2007

BACKUP FILES: Vade retro, Satana!

Jesus and Satan were disagreeing about who was better on the computer.

They had been going at it for days,
and the heavenly Father tired of hearing the argument.

Finally fed up, the Father said,
I have had enough.
I am going to set up a test that will run for two hours,
and, from those results, I will judge who does the better job."

So Satan and Jesus sat down at the keyboards and typed away.

They moused.
They faxed.
They e-mailed.
They e-mailed with attachments.
They downloaded.
They did spreadsheets.
They wrote reports.
They created labels and cards.
They created charts and graphs.
They did some genealogy reports.
They did every job known to man.

Jesus worked with heavenly efficiency,
and Satan was faster than hell.

Then, ten minutes before their time was up,
lightning suddenly flashed across the sky,
thunder rolled,
rain poured,
and, of course, the power went off.

Satan stared at his blank screen and screamed every curse word known in the underworld.

Jesus just sighed.

Finally the electricity came back on,
and each of them restarted their computers.

Satan started searching frantically, screaming:
"It's gone!
It's all GONE!
I lost everything when the power went out!"

Meanwhile, Jesus quietly started printing out all of his files from the past two hours of work.

Satan observed this and became irate.
"Wait!" he screamed.
"That's not fair!
He cheated!
How come he has all his work and I don't have any?"


"Jesus saves."

I saw it on the blog of F. P. Barbieri.
Click HERE for it.


Anonymous Panda Rosa said...


11:45 AM  
Anonymous Fabio P.Barbieri said...

I am flattered to be read by the illustrious Fr.Stephanos - honestly I am. However, my blog only occasionally touches matter of religious import. You may be more interested in my community "FPB de fide", where I post occasional essays and thoughts on Catholic subjects. This is the address: If any of my meanderings strike you as worthwhile, you are welcome to reprint it, so long as you let me know in the comments.

8:34 AM  

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