Jay: I am going out drinking tonight – Christmas holidays you know – family is in town – gonna be fun!
Pastor: Whoa whoa whoa, you’re going to need a ride – I can’t allow you to drive drunk or what have you.
Jay: Good call – we all will – me and all my friends.
Pastor: You bet – and I think I have the perfect solution this Christmas season.
Jay: You do – let’s hear it.
Pastor: I am going to start a new program with the congregation – and call it ‘salvations a call away’.
Jay: Interesting name – I like it already – what do you have in mind?
Pastor: This Christmas season, throw in New Years while we are at it, I am going to ask all the congregants that want to help – to be ‘on call’ to offer a safe ride home to those people out there drinking.
Jay: Why would you do that? I thought you were a church?
Pastor: That’s exactly why we get involved! Did you know that last year in this city 2 people died last year and 95 others were injured on New Year’s Eve alone? That’s a very sick statistic of how people are hurting themselves and others. Why not get the church involved in living up to its beliefs – lets be salvific for once!
Jay: This way you are living your ideals – working with people in need of that help – and possibly saving ‘real lives’. That’s genius! Who came up with that idea?
Pastor: What can I say – it rolled out the back of my mind – maybe I should thank God for such insight.
Jay: You sure should!
Pastor: I have to go – one of my cousins just sent an e-mail – he’s drunk on spiced rum and egg nog and needs a safe ride home. Sometimes taking up your cross is as easy as warming up your Escalade.
Jay: What about me and my friends…we are also going out tonight for a few wobbly pops?
Pastor: Ring the alarm – I have a crew ready to come and get you…but remember this one dire warning I give you…
Jay: What is it?
Pastor: Remember to tip the driver – 2:00 am is early for someone to make that sacrifice!
Jay: Oh Pastor, do you ever stop? 🙂