You know how some people refer to Jesus as “The Fisherman”?
Well how come there aren’t any pictures of him with a fishing rod, tackle box, boat, friends, or more importantly, holding up a prized whopper?
The only pictures I ever see of Jesus are either head shots (hanging in my Aunt’s house) or worse yet, being crucified.
But never once have I ever seen a picture of Jesus next to a 400 pound blue marlin, or with a buddy holding a stringer of fish.
You know, now that I think about it, I’ve never seen a picture of Jesus out in a boat either. Why not?
It’s not like they didn’t have boats back in the day.
Or did Jesus not need a boat since he could walk on water?
And that makes we wonder why he’d go fishing by himself?
Every fisherman knows not to go it alone, especially if you catch something and it flips off the line before you land it in the boat.
Hell, “the one that got away” is part of the whole post-fishing experience, which is precisely why you need your buddy there in the first place… to corroborate your
lies story about how big it was!
But I suppose if you are Jesus, and you can walk on water, walking on water is a pretty cool way to go fishing….and a whole lot less expensive!
No boat, trailer, licenses, flat tires on the drive to the lake, engine problems, or forgetting to install the drain plug prior to launching.
Although, on the other hand, without a boat, Jesus wouldn’t have a place to hide his ice-chest and beers either. That’s not cool.
You know, I’m beginning to wonder if the real reason we don’t see any images of Jesus in a boat is because he got pulled over by Game and Fish one too many times—busted for boozing it up with his friends, had his boat confiscated, fishing license revoked, and was left on the shore to fish all by himself, sans rod and reel.
What a bummer.
I can see why he resorted to walking on water in order to go fishing.
That still doesn’t explain why Michelangelo didn’t leave us with any frescoes of Jesus holding up a 400 lb blue marlin on the Sistine chapel.
Don’t get me wrong God.
I, like Jesus, love to go fishing.
But I’ve learned over the years never to go without a close friend , a digital camera, a laptop, and some photo-shop software.