Amos the Prophet and Comedian
Along with others in the Church of England we’ve been reading Amos this week and have been enjoying the fact that Amos seems to be a humorist of the standard of Jack Dee. Take for example this classic from this morning’s reading of Amos 8 (all of it):
This is what the Sovereign LORD showed me: a basket of ripe fruit. “What do you see, Amos?” he asked.
“A basket of ripe fruit,” I answered.
Cue the whole room falling about uncontrollably for a few minutes. “This just in Amos, fire burns!!!”
I guess you had to be there…