Filkins writes: A man fell into a pit and he couldn’t get out.
BUDDHA said: “Your pit is only a state of mind.”
A HINDU said: “This pit is for purging you and making you more
CONFUCIUS said: “If you would have listened to me, you would
never have fallen into that pit.”
A NEW AGER said: “Maybe you should network with some other pit
A SELF-PITYING PERSON said: “You haven’t seen anything until
you’ve seen my pit.”
A NEWS REPORTER said: “Could I have the exclusive story on your
A FEDERAL BUREAUCRAT said: “Have you paid your taxes on that
A COUNTY INSPECTOR said: “Do you have a permit for that pit?”
A REALIST said: “That’s a pit.”
An IDEALIST said: “The world shouldn’t have pits.”
An OPTIMIST said: “Things could be worse.”
A PESSIMIST said: “Things will get worse.”
BUT JESUS, SEEING THE MAN, TOOK HIM BY THE HAND AND LIFTED HIM OUT OF THE PIT.
A pit is an awful place to be — particularly the pit created by the power of sin and temptation.