When Mary took a closer look at the haggard and strangely dressed young man she said: “You are an angel? Where are your wings? And if you want to tell me something, couldn’t you have sent me an email?” Angels seem to have a tough time nowadays to deliver messages to modern day brash virgins. This is how it worked out for this one.
Mary was joyful young woman. She lived in a country that had always beautiful weather and had no worry under the warm sun. She enjoyed an endless row of wonderful days.
One day she saw a strange, single cloud sail across the sky. A shadow fell out of that cloud, and as she looked again she saw a young man brushing dust off his worn out leather clothing, cursing under his breath.
“I hate these rough landings”, he said, “For once I’d like to come down on earth and land in beautiful grass”
She found he looked not very trustworthy. And the knew to be careful with strangers.
So she took up a fierce attitude and looked him straight in the eye.
Those eyes were strangely red, maybe the poor guy had an eye infection. He generally looked not like a human being. She had heard of vampires, and fear grabbed her.
“I have a message for you”, the man said
“Really?”, she replied,”Why didn’t you send me an email?”
“I’m an angel”, he said.
“That’s the dumbest line I have ever heard in my entire life”, she replied.
“I really am”, he said, “I come straight from heaven and I have a message for you”
“You, an angel?”, she said,”You don’t even have wings!”
“Angels don’t need wings to fly”, he said, “That whole wing thing is such a cliche.”
He stepped closer.
“Your eyes look infected”, she said,”Maybe you should wear goggles against the airstream, like pilots do”
“I have a message for you”, he said
“That I’m going to have dinner with you and a movie afterwards? Come on”, she said,”I have heard that one before”
“You are going to have a child”, he said
“You are brazen, aren’t you”, she said,”And I’m a virgin. Virgins don’t get children. Aren’t they teaching you anything about biology in heaven? Are you all a bunch of creationists?”
The angel was getting impatient: “I know you are a virgin. That’s the point.
You are going to have a child from the all embracing spirit of the lord!”
Suddenly she realized that she felt that what he said was true.
“Jesus Christ!”, said said aloud.
Now the angel was surprised.
“How did you know?”, he asked.
But when she opened her eyes, he was gone. And for nine months she wasn’t sure if he really had told the truth.