“Mr. Monaghan,” said Professor Madejczyk from behind the lectern. “Where is your term paper?”
“I don’t have it,” said Bill Monaghan, a freckle faced freshman at Towson University.
“And why, may I ask, do you not have the paper?” queried the pensive professor.
“Jesus was a no-show,” said Monaghan, cupping his face with his hands, obviously distraught.
His classmates snickered much to the ire of the professor.
“Would you care to explain this to me?” he said.
“Well, last night on my way to the library to write the term paper, I was approached by someone from the Campus Christian Ministry. They asked me if I had a few moments to spare to join them in their talk about Christ. I said I was on my way to the library to write a term paper that was due tomorrow and that I had no time to stop.”
“But if you stop, Jesus will come to you. He will help you write your paper,” said the shadowed figure. “So I threw caution to the wind and went to the prayer meeting. I felt great afterwards and everybody kept telling me to go to the library and wait. That Jesus would come. I waited and waited but he never came. I fell asleep waiting and woke up an hour before class,” explained young man.
“So that’s you story Monaghan?” said the professor.
“Yes,” he replied.
“So you lost your term paper because Jesus didn’t show up to write it for you. Is that what you are telling me?”
“I didn’t just lose my term paper,” said a teary-eyed Monaghan.
“I lost my faith.”