Billy Graham, who has died at the age of 99, was philosophical today after finally getting to meet the person he had devoting his life to promoting.
“It’s true what they say – never meet your idols.”
Asked what exactly about Jesus had disappointed him, Graham said it was hard to pinpoint, other than a general sense of being let down.
“He’s a lot shorter than I imagined.”
Graham emphasized he wasn’t trying to portray Jesus in a bad light – it’s probably just that his expectations as a superfan were always going to be too high.
“He told me that whole Second Coming thing was more about showmanship than something he really believes in.”
The late Pastor says he’s sure it will pass, but he does feel like something has been lost.
“I guess I never really considered that he’s basically a deity trying to get by just like the rest of us at the end of the day.”
For his part, Jesus was surprised to learn Graham was one of his most enthusiastic followers.
“He certainly didn’t act like one during his time on Earth. I’m confused.”