We're here to talk about the wild, ridiculous love and grace of Jesus. So come along for the ride, and take time today to laugh, love & forgive. Never regret anything that makes you smile. Don't label people & focus on the positive. And enjoy EVERY sandwich!
Several months had passed after the big visit from our Bishop and the burning of the mortgage on the Administration Building at FUMC-K. The youth were sponsoring one of our famous Coffeehouses, which always drew big crowds of church members. Quietly, behind the scenes and unknown to the rest of the staff, I had been working on a Video the Bishop song- just as Ginny Johns had suggested. While the lyrics had almost nothing in common with the truth, the song is one of my favorites. Here is Video the Bishop; words and music (which you can't hear) by Carl Jones.
I headed for the church on a clear winter's day
Hoping to hear what my Bishop had to say
As I cruised through Kissimmee in my old pick-up truck
I was praying that the Bishop might just bring me some luck
You see I'm out of a job and my dog has the flu
And my youth group belongs in the Gatorland Zoo
So I'm hoping for help from the good LORD up above
I want to be famous and showered with love
We arrived at the church, just my pick-up truck and me
The place was so crowded that no one could see
I climbed up on my truck to secure a good view
When a man tossed me a camera and said "Boy, here's what to do..."
Video the Bishop from your pick-up truck
It's your ticket to wealth and fame
You'll probably be remembered in story and song...
As the man who shot the Bishop from the rear of a pick-up truck
The Bish began to speaking and I zoomed in to see
He was making his last statement, he was issuing a plea
I just kept on taping, he never saw me standing there
As he grabbed a piece of paper and waved it in the air
"This is the church mortgage," he said waving it to and fro
"We're now going to burn it 'cause you finally raised the dough!"
He set fire to the paper and put it in the urn
The crowd began to cheer and the flame began to burn
The flame kept getting higher and fear spread all around
It seemed that the Bishop might just burn our building down
And I just kept on shooting as the crowd began to run
Focusing on the Bishop and all that he had done
Video the Bishop from your pick-up truck It's your ticket to wealth and fame
You'll probably be remembered in story and song... As the man who shot the Bishop from the rear of a pick-up truck
So now I'm rich and famous, and it just goes to show
That anyone can win on America's Favorite Videos
Yes, even MORMONS can win, on America's Favorite Videos!
When I finished, the crowd was in hysterics. John and Pat Willis were laughing so hard I was afraid they would pass out. I only performed the song twice, and the Bishop heard of it but never got to hear it. Maybe someday when my album comes out... I just know that for many, the song was more memorable than the actual day. It's always nice to re-write history.