“The Hermit” is always inviting his guests for coffee each day I thought it might be nice to repay his kindness with the following tribute. Hope it puts a smile on everyone’s face this day:
TWO COFFEES IN HEAVEN!!!
A stranger walks quietly into the Hermit’s place and with a gentleness in his voice he
declares that he was a Muslim and that Mohamed was the holy servant of God.
The hermit, being the kindly host that he be just smiled and nodded.
Then he asks the stranger if he could prove what he had just got done saying.
The stranger smiled back and replied, ‘if you are willing to follow me, yes I can.’
Then a golden ladder mysteriously appears leading heavenward and the stranger began to climb,
The hermit following right behind him.
Having climbed to the Gates of Heaven,
the stranger meets a man with a beard.
‘Are you Mohamed?’ he asks.
‘No my son, I am St. Peter; Mohamed is higher up.’ Peter then points to a ladder that rises into the clouds.
Delighted that Mohamed should be higher than St. Peter, the stranger and the hermit continues to climb the ladder in great strides, climbs up through the clouds and comes into a room where he meets another bearded man.
He asks again, ‘Are you Mohamed?’
‘Why no,’ he answers, ‘I am Moses; Mohamed is higher still.’
Exhausted, but with a heart full of joy he along with the hermit climbs the ladder yet again.
He discovers a larger room where he meets an angelic looking man
with a beard. Full of hope, he asks again, ‘Are you Mohamed?’
‘No, I am Jesus, the Christ; you will find Mohamed higher up.’
Mohamed higher than Jesus!
Man, oh man! the stranger can hardly contain his delight and he and the hermit climbs and climbs ever higher.
As they were climbing the stranger looked down at the hermit and with a grin said, ‘Now do you see why I am a follower of Mohamed and not Jesus?’
The hermit just smiled up at him but said nothing.
Once again, he reaches an even larger room where he meets this truly magnificent looking man with a silver white beard and once again repeats his question:
‘Are you Mohamed?’ he gasps as he is by now, totally out of breath from all his climbing.
‘No, my son, I am Almighty God, the Alpha and the Omega, but you look exhausted. Would you and your friend like a cup of coffee?’
the stranger says, ‘Yes please!’
As God looks behind him, he claps his hands and yells out: ‘Hey, Mohamed, two coffees!’