Academic journal article Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought

Dishes

Academic journal article Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought

Dishes

Article excerpt

Yesterday morning

as I was sitting cross-legged at the kitchen table

enjoying a bowl of corn f lakes

Jesus walked into our apartment.

"Hello," he said. "I'm Jesus.

"I'm here to do the dishes."

I was a bit hesitant at first.

Technically it was Sarah's turn,

but he's a persuasive guy, so in the end

I just showed him where we kept the sponges.

He said, "Thank you very much," and politely asked

if I had an apron handy.

He rolled up his sleeves to the elbow

and did the pots first.

He splashed water everywhere,

I mean everywhere.

It almost makes you think

that the Flood

wasn't so much a punishment

as a big accident.

And soap! Good grief, the soap he used!

First of all,

he used a lot. A LOT.

And (here's the weird part)

He didn't just stick to dish detergent.

He used our hand soap, shampoo,

and even some of the bubble bath.

"I am no respecter of soaps," he said.

Boy, he got a kick out of that one.

He said it twice, chuckling to himself,

slopping water all over the kitchen f loor. …

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