We Don't Speak the Lingo!

By Sheila Hamil


A different look at what happened in the upper room at Pentecost. (Acts 2)


Various other disciples


Peter: Morning all.

All: Morning.

Peter: Well, what are we going to do today then?

All: (Evasively) Mm…….mmm…….

Peter: How about giving succour to the needy?

All: Mmmm…….mmm

Matthias: Not really my speciality.

Matthew: Perhaps another day.

Peter: OK, how about visiting the orphan and the widow in their distress?

Matthias: Not much call for that these days.

Peter: OK, what about showing love and compassion to all people?

Matthew: Gosh, is that the time?

All: Mmm……mmm

Peter: I know, why don't we spread the good news to the whole world?

Matthias: What, now?

Peter: Yes!

Matthew: Ah, but you see, a bit of a teensy weensy problem. Don't speak the lingo.

Matthias: Yes, big problem that.

All: Mmm……..mmm

Matthew: 'Cos look, you've got Jews outside, from all over the place. You've got yer Parthians and Medes - and which of us here has passed our Parthian exam? Then there's yer Cappadocians, well, I can order a pint of real ale in Cappadocian, 'cos I used to live with one for a while, but I don't mind betting none of us have been to Phrygia.

Matthias: Fridge here? Nah. Too cold.

Matthew: Well, there you are, and I have to admit my Mesopotamian is pretty rusty.

Matthias: Yeah, just like my fridge!

Peter: Hmmmm. So how are we going to spread the good news to all nations?

Matthias: Hey - look at that wind - look out!

Wind rushes past all disciples and rushes back.

All say in turn:
Snakke du Norsk? (Pronounced Snacker doo Noshk)
Vorsprung durch technik
Jag kan talar svenska
Whey aye man. Who needs a certificate when you've got the Holy Spirit?


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