One of the funniest scenes in The Sandlot is when Hamilton Porter tells Scotty Smalls (the new kid in town) if he wants a S’more. Smalls replys cluelessly with, “Some more what?” Ham: “No no, do you want a S’more?” Scotty: “Uh, I haven’t had anything, so how can I have some more of nothing?”
Ham looks so annoyed and frustrated that he screams, “You’re killing me Smalls! This, is S’more stuff, Ok? Pay Attention!” Then he goes about teaching Smalls how to make S’mores with graham crackers, chocolate and rosted marshmallows. Mmmm…I’m getting hungry.
I couldn’t help it the other day when I heard this and think about when Jesus got a little frustrated with one of his disciples, Philip.
See if you can catch the , “You’re Killing me Smalls!” moment…
Jesus said, “I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him. You’ve even seen him!”
Philip said, “Master, show us the Father; then we’ll be content.”
“You’ve been with me all this time, Philip, and you still don’t understand? To see me is to see the Father. So how can you ask, ‘Where is the Father?’ Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?
Did you see it? “Philip, you still don’t understand?” “You’re killing me Philip!” “How many times do I have to say the same thing for you to get it?!”
I think we all have our Smalls and Philip moments with Jesus…
We know what is right and still we do the opposite.
We stand there looking like idiots in need…and Jesus says…”You’re Killing me Son!” Don’t you know you can ask for anything in my name and I will give it to you?”