THE MASTER OF THE SEA

One field trip included a trip to Bowman Grey Medical Center in Winston- Salem. They were going to see a cadaver!
As the host, an older man, was fishing though the formaldehyde, Margaret asked, “What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen in this job?” Remember, Marga- ret’s Canadian Catholic. The old man looked at the fifteen and sixteen year old girls and concluded: “Lady, you probably don’t want me to tell that now.”
“Ah, c’mon, these girls are old enough. Plus they’re gonna be nurses.”
“Okay.”
“We had a man in here and upon close examination discovered he had a tattoo
on his penis. When we unraveled it, it said, ‘Love lifted me.’”
Margaret told me this story, funny as is, but she hadn’t heard the Baptist
hymn. I broke into “I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore, sinking very deep within, sinking to rise, no more. But the Master of the Sea, heard my despairing cry, from the waters, lifted me, now safe am I.” Refrain: “Love lifted me, Love lifted me, when nothing else could help, Love lifted me.”

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