And Mesach.

The great film comedian W. C. Fields, unimpeded by cinema censorship of the 1930s, used their names as expletives: “Shadrach and Abednego.”

To my memory, he left out one of the names of fireproof trio: Mesach.

I’m not sure why. Maybe he thought Mesach didn’t sound like an angry oath.

But hail to thee, Mesach. Who could forget you?

About Philip E Jenks

Philip, a synodical deacon in the ELCA Metropolitan New York synod, is a retired communicator for American Baptist Churches USA, the U.S. Conference for the World Council of Churches, the U.S. National Council of Churches, and two Philadelphia area daily newspapers. He and his spouse, the Rev. Dr. Martha M. Cruz, are the parents of six adults and are members of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rye Brook, N.Y. They live in Port Chester, N.Y.
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