So I was riding down my usualy little path of pavement when I was stopped by this young foreign-looking man in his 20’s dressed in a clean white collared shirt, straight black pants and black leather shoes carrying a guitar case.
He tells me(In very broken and accented english):
“You are blessed by Jesus”
“I am? Yeah, I guess I am”
“Yes, you are blessed by Jesus. Jesus has blessed you and with his help you can do great great things.”
“Sweet, that’s pretty cool”
“Yes. I was looking at you do that thing there and I knew that you were blessed by Jesus. Do you pray before you do this?”
“Umm no sir, I don’t”
“You have to pray because Jesus will help you and with Jesus’ help you will learn better and the Bible it says to ask and you shall receive. So you ask Jesus, and he will help you”
“I don’t think Jesus has time to help me land a double-crankflip”
“Jesus always has time because he is very powerful”
“Yeah, I guess you’re right”
“What is your name?”
“My name is Owen”
“Hello, my name is Ham. H-A-M. Ham”
“Like the meat?”
“yes-yes, like the meat”
“that’s cool… oh, I see you have a guitar-case there… do you play the guitar?”
“Yes. I play the guitar”
“oh neat, It’s kindof like the unicycle… You have to practise and practise and then you get the hang of it”
“Yes and I pray to Jesus and he helps me learn”
“What kind of music do you play?”
“yeaaah… but do you play the blues? Rock and Roll?”
“I play this song. I think it is a very nice song. Do you know it?”
(he then proceeds to sing the timeless classic of “the corner master’s store” But replaces the words by: There is power! Power! Power in Jesus Christ! in his bloooood! In his blooooood! There is power! Power! Power in Jesus Christ in his holy, holy blood!)
“Ummm kinda… those weren’t the right words though”
“Then you don’t know the song”
“I guess not”
“Did you go to church today?”
“Nah, I was busy”
“You should never be too busy for God because God is never too busy for you and the power of man can do very little, but the power of God can do everything”
“Damn, yeah, that’s cool”
“So you should pray before you do this because Jesus will help you”
“Ok, Will do Ham!”
“Okay, have a great great day brother”
That was a short summary of my conversation with the man. It’s somewhat funny. I never thought that Jesus would help me land double-crankflips but hey, Jesus was way cool… He could land more crankflips than Shaun on speed.
That’s so cool. Jesus was so cool.
Weird though… while obviously having been brain-washed, the man really shined out as being genuinly happy. Which is pretty concerning… surely this state of mind can’t possibly help him relate to, or understand other people but hey… it seems to work for him.
To each his own path towards happiness I guess.
Oh and btw, I landed a double-crankflip… creepy…