Even after more than twenty...
Even after more than twenty years "One of Our Fifty Is Missing" remains a popular
department in the New Mexico Magazine. Many Americans outside of New
Mexico don't know (or, to be kind don't remember) that it's a state in the US.
Consequently, people living in or traveling to New Mexico submit piles of humorous
stories of the resulting misunderstandings. Even though it's been a state since 1912, for
many "geographically challenged" Americans, New Mexico is "not there."
Jesus tells a parable about people who "aren't there" who should be. Although the party