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All Good Pigs go to Heaven
by Julie Michaelson
04/18/10
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So
all the
demons
begged Him..
'Send us to
the swine,
that we may
enter them.'
And
at once
Jesus gave
them permission.
Then
the unclean
spirits
went out
and entered
the swine
(there were about
two thousand).
[Mark 5:12-13]
**********************
Time: About 31 A.D.
Place: Golden Hallway of
Throne Room.
Characters:

Jo'ach, one of the
Lord's angels: short,
plump, and squinty-eyed,
and very woeful-faced.

Michael, the Tall, Handsome,
and Very Muscular Archangel,
taking a break from all
the battles going on, over Persia:
presently doing some Throne Room
Guard Duty.

One-thousand-and-
nine-hundred-and-ninety-
nine squealing pigs.

One baby pig,
named Arnold.
___________________
(Archangel Michael steps
out of the Throne Room
and quietly shuts the
Golden Door.)
"JO'ACH! What's going
ON........out HERE?"

(Woeful, squinty face.)
"Oh, MICHAEL!"
(Sorrowful squint.)
"I'm SORRY!
I didn't mean to
cause a RUCKUS!"

(Michael sets down
his Huge Flaming Sword.
He folds his big, muscular
arms, and stares into
the Hallway, shaking
his head: his halo, an
impressive-looking thing,
doesn't move at all.)
"What's going ON?
WHERE did all these
PIGS......come FROM?"

(Woeful shrug.)
(Flimsy-looking halo
tips, to one side.)
"I DUNNO!"
(Hold robe-covered-arms
more tightly about a squirming,
squealing, baby pig;
its ear-piercing squeals
could be heard over all the
others' squeals, and snorts.)
"I was WALKING down
the Path to the Throne Room.....coming in,
to get my new ASSIGNMENT.....when,
all of sudden...all these
PIGS showed UP! And...
they seemed very DISTRAUGHT! And...
they all just started
FOLLOWIN' me!"

(Michael shakes his
head once more,
and frowns. He sighs;
all the angels knew to
be very patient with
Little-Woeful-Jo'ach.
He was always getting
into one scrape, or
another. The Father
seemed particularly
fond of him.)
"Well......GET them
off, to one of the PASTURES.....
they don't BELONG, over here!"

(Jo'ach doesn't move;
he only squints up at the
Huge Archangel's face;
Michael is so tall, that
Jo'ach has to crane his
short neck to see him,
at all. The baby pig,
downy pink with white
and black spots, is becoming
more impatient, by the moment;
it begins to squirm
out of Jo'ach's plump arms.)
"NO, YOU DON'T!"
(Squint upwards, again.)
"Uh.....I don't mean
YOU, MICHAEL!
I meant........ARNOLD!"

(Huge sigh.)
"Well....GET him
OUT of here,
JO'ACH! There's
a Big Meeting going on,
in the Throne Room...
right now! It's way
too NOISY, out here!"

"But.....MICHAEL!"
(Sorrowful squint.)
"I'm PERTURBED...
about these PARTICULAR
PIGS! They don't SEEM
right!"

(The Archangel stares
at the motley, squealing herd:
they didn't seem any different
from any other pigs,
he had ever seen. But,
Little Jo'ach was very sensitive,
and intuitive, where animals
were concerned; perhaps,
the poor beasts
had just arrived
some tumultuous earthly event,
and needed special care.)
"WELL......just STAY
right HERE, for a MINUTE..
OKAY?"
(Sigh.)
"Let me.....GO...and,
ask the FATHER!
Just STAY right HERE!"
(Stern, loving,
and patient angelic
voice.)
"DON'T MOVE!"

"OKAY, MICHAEL!
SURE THING!"
(Hugging squirming,
squealing baby Arnold,
even closer. Arnold's
curly-cued little tail
is even squirming,
rather nervously.)
"I'll stay RIGHT HERE!
I'm KEEPING an EYE,
on EVERYBODY! NO
WORRIES! Don't worry
about ME,
MICHAEL!"

(Michael, shaking
his head, stops for
a moment to retrieve
his Flaming-Sword,
and then turns to open
the Golden Door to
the Throne Room. The Door
swings wide, as Michael's Huge,
Magnificent Wings
seem to follow him, with
graceful and fearsome
strength.)

(Before the Golden Door
closes, however, little Arnold
squirms out of Jo'ach's plump arms,
plops down rather clumsily..
onto the Golden Path.....
and trots,
quite happily,
right into the Throne Room
.....squealing,
and loudly snorting,
just as noisily as ever....
his little curly-cued tail
moving back and forth...
and acting
as if,
he owned
The Place.)

The End.
**********************
...and,
the herd
ran violently
down
the steep
place
into
the sea,
and drowned
in the sea.
[Mark 5:13]

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