We interviewed the Human Vegetable to hear what he had to say. What follows is an actual transcript of his remarks:

Yep, that was me. The human vegetable. I was a potato. I had eyes, but I couldn’t see. I was corn. I had ears, but I couldn’t hear. I was lettuce. I had a head, but I couldn’t think. I was an artichoke. I had a heart but couldn’t feel.

OK, maybe I’m exaggerating. I could literally see and hear … but I couldn’t figure out life. I wanted to see what it was all about, and I couldn’t.

I wanted to hear good news, but the TV mostly majored on the bad. I wanted to think through the whys and hows of my existence, but it wasn’t easy. I wanted to feel hope, but the world seemd to offer mostly despair.

Until I, the Human Vegetable, met the Bread of Life. That’s what Yeshua (Jesus) called himself. Maybe it was a pun on his place of birth, Bethlehem. Bethlehem is Hebrew for “house of bread.” It’s also where the Messiah was supposed to be born.

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to me the one to be ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from mof old, from everlasting” (Micah 5:2).

But I think Jesus called himself the Bread of Life because food isn’t all that people are hungry for. That’s why he promised, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6).

Jesus isn’t a fancy messiah. But like bread, he satisfied my spiritual hunger. And since I met him, my eyes really see and my ears really hear. And my heart and my heart are functioning much better, thank you!

I guess I may be the only one who was ever “vegged out,” but then again … if you’ve bean wondering if there’s more to see and hear and think and feel, don’t squash the impulse to lettuce tell you more about Yeshua!


The interview is also available as a PDF download here.