I was flipping through the television stations the other night, when I turned to TBN - Trinity Broadcasting Network; home of Paul and Jan Crouch, Benny Hinn, M.C. Hammer and other born-agains - and, to my amazement, saw professional wrestling.
I knew wrestling was a big draw, but come on now.
Two guys were beating the living hell out of each other in front of a cheering audience.
After the match, the lights went up, and one of the wrestlers - former WCW superstar Sting - took to the microphone.
He began witnessing, while in full Stingolicious black and white face makeup, to the audience.
It was a litany of misery.
He had tons of money, women throwing themselves at him, and he rode around in limos all the time.
It was pure hell on earth.
If I was a millionaire having sex with chicks in a limo, I wouldn't be bellyaching but, then, I'm not Sting.
Yet with everything he had, he said, "I felt empty inside."
"I had been wrestling with God for years," he added, "and I was losing the match."
So he turned his life over to Jesus Christ, and now performs evangelical "grudge matches" on TBN.
But, hey, he's as happy as the proverbial clam.
Then, Sting turned to another wrestler - the "Million Dollar Man" (of 'Wrestlemania 8' fame) - and began preaching to him.
Since 'Mil' was a designated "bad guy", it just followed there was some soul saving to do there.
But halfway through Sting's "god spiel", the 'Mil' interrupted him and revealed, "Brother, I'll let you in on a little secret - I was saved some ten years ago!"
The cheers from the crowd eclipsed those heard during the previous match.
As it turns out, after the heady success of Wrestlemania, 'Mil' spent the whole night drinking and having hot limo sex, and then called his wife the next morning.