>> Thursday, January 28, 2010
I'm not a bad guy! I work hard, and I love my kids. So why should I spend half my Sunday hearing about how I'm going to hell?
~ Homer Simpson
When you have a big job to be done you want someone with experience and the drive to do it.
Filling my cup daily with Joy is a big job, can’t do it on my own so I get help. My “Dead beat dad” had a big job. (I will call him Jon…because that’s his name) Jon hired the wrong guy for all that need to be done in him.
Being a recovering alcoholic Jon attended Alcoholics Anonymous. (Oops I kind of messed up that anonymous part, my bad) At 13 an AA meeting was the last place I wanted to be. Since I was visiting Jon from out of state I had no choice but to go. All them boring old people crying about all their problems…gag me with a spoon. I just wanted to go to the mall damit!
The second step in the 12 step AA program is…
2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Sounds like a great plan right? Well Jon’s higher power, I came to find out that night, was Gorge. That’s right… not Jesus…Gorge. Gorge’s Job was to go into Jon’s head everyday and take out the trash.
I thought this was a neat idea at 13. That is cool, hip, and far out man. No wonder I got the bright idea to become a proud atheist at 16? I was a fool and so is Jon.
He was right about one thing though, someone has to take out the trash. But where does the garbage go when an imaginary Gorge takes it out? Guess you imagine it’s gone? Really it’s still there piling up, making you stink, and spilling out on those around you.
Gorge sucked at his Job! Seeing the wife beating, child abusing, pot smoking, alcoholic Jon was.
Don’t feel sorry for me for having a "Dead beat dad". I have the Holy Spirit who takes out the trash, makes me clean, and fills me up with Joy. I have Jesus, who forgives and protects.
Feel sorry for Jon. He’s got Gorge.
Jerry, just remember, it's not a lie if you believe it. Gorge Costanz, Seinfeld