Then Jesus took his disciples up the mountain and gathering them around him he taught:
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek.
Blessed are they that mourn.
Blessed are the merciful.
Blessed are they who thirst for justice.
Blessed are you when persecuted.
Blessed are you when you suffer.
Be glad and rejoice for your reward is great in heaven."
Then Simon Peter said...
"Do we have to write this down?"
And Andrew said...
"Are we supposed to know this?"
And James said...
"Will we have this on a test?"
And Phillip said...
"I don't have any paper."
And Bartholomew said...
"Do we have to turn this in?"
And John said...
"The other disciples didn't have to learn this."
And Matthew said...
"Can I go to the bathroom?"
And Judas said...
"What does this have to do with real life?"
Then one of the Pharisees who was present asked to see Jesus's lesson plans and proceeded to inquire of Jesus...
"Where is your anticipatory set and your behavioral objectives in the cognitive domain and what allowances have you made for intervention?"
And Jesus wept.
Rita's disclaimer: I did not write this. I found it today in my files of teaching stuff. Anyone who has ever taught will appreciate this.
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