There was an incredibly large group of people assembled. On one side of the
group stood a man, Jesus. On the other side of the group stood another man,
Satan. Separating them, running through the group was a fence.
The scene set, both Jesus and Satan began calling to the people in the group
and, one by one, each having made up his or her mind, each went to either
Jesus or Satan.
This kept going, and eventually Jesus had gathered around him a group of
people from the larger crowds, as did Satan. But one man joined neither
group. He climbed the fence that was there and just sat down on it. Then
Jesus and his people left and disappeared. So too did Satan and
And the man on the fence sat alone.
As this man sat there, Satan came back, and appeared to be looking for
something that he'd lost. The man said, "Have you lost something?" Satan
looked straight at him and replied, "No, there you are. Come with me."
"But," said the man, "I sat on the fence. I chose neither you nor Him.
"That's okay," said Satan. "I own the fence."