Jesus and Moses went golfing and were about even until they reached the fifteenth hole – a par five. Both balls landed about twenty feet from the edge of a little pond that stood between them and the hole. Moses took out a five-wood and landed his ball in excellent position. Jesus took out a five-iron.
“Hang on, hang on,” cautioned Moses. “Use a wood – you’ll never make it.”
“If Arnold Palmer can make that shot with a five-iron, so can I,” said Jesus. His ball landed in the middle of the lake. Moses parted the waters, retrieved the ball, and sighed when he saw Jesus still holding the five iron.
“If Arnold Palmer can make that shot with a five-iron, so can I,” maintained Jesus. Again Moses had to part the waters to retrieve the ball. By this time there were a number of people waiting to play through, and Moses said firmly. “Listen, Jesus; I’m not fetching the ball another time. Use a wood.”
Jesus, however, still insisted. “If Arnold Palmer can make that shot with a five-iron, so can I.” Splash!
Moses shook his head. “I told you, I’m not budging. Get it yourself!”
So Jesus walked across the water toward where the ball landed. At this, the onlookers gaped in astonishment. One came over to Moses and stammered, “I can’t believe my eyes – that guy must think he’s Jesus Christ!”
In response, Moses shook his head gloomily. “He is Jesus Christ. He thinks he’s Arnold Palmer.”