St. Patrick’s Day: The Limerick Bible

“For His garments soldiers cast lots,
His coat alone must have cost pots!
Then they raised Him aloft on the Cross,
Nails in soft flesh—victim of dastardly plots!”

For Reverend Christopher Goodwins of Cambridgeshire, England, what began as a personal exercise in observance of Lent in 2001, became the Bible in Limerick verse!

He first tackled the New Testament, then the Old Testament, as a teaching aid—making the Bible easy to understand.

“The people were all at a loss.
However shall we get across?
But then hand on heart—Moses would set apart, and
promise God Almighty—You’re the Boss!”

For those who might accuse Goodwins of “making fun of the Bible” he says: “If the Limericks work and teach people the Bible, then on whom is the laugh?”

Engage with the Bible—in this Book of all books!


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