Coffee With The Hermit

“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:

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!’

Categories: Humor and Sarcasm, My Personal Philosophy of Life, Religion | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments

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9 thoughts on “Coffee With The Hermit

  1. I have to admit that I laughed out loud at this one! Pretty good!

    Thanks for inviting me over for coffee!

  2. The Griper

    i had to laugh myself after posting this then going to your site and seeing the latest post. seems like it just fell into place as if it was meant to be.

  3. thoron01

    LOL, this is funny..thanks for sharing it! I heard this same joke, but they used Coach Mac Brown instead of Mohamed. Of course, I am from Oklahoma originally, so I found it as funny then as now. /cheers /lifts steaming hot coffee cup!!

  4. Thanks for the laugh and thanks for filling in for my friend Hermit. Coffee ain’t bad either. πŸ™‚

  5. The Griper

    thanks for droppin by, JoJo and Thoron. it’s a pleasure to substitue for The Hermit today. bought the coffee in a specialty shop in a back alley. the owner assured me that the aroma and taste would be out of this world. πŸ˜‰

  6. BB-Idaho

    Counterpoetic license, but funny. Counterpoetic because the other poet guy, Dante, ran across
    Mohammed down in the 8th circle of Hell (canto XXVIII). I’ll assume he got a promotion…and
    servedArabic coffee ?

  7. The Griper

    a couple of interesting tidbits, BB. pull up a chair and enjoy a coffee with the rest of us. you’ll find the company to be very enjoyable.

  8. Heh! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  9. Very funny.

    Here are a couple of stories you may want to read sometime:

    “Meeting a Hermit in Montana”

    “The Three Hermits” by Leo Tolstoy

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