Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Funnies

(NOTE: This is not the funniest Sunday Funnies I have posted but may be one of the most truthful ones.)

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of Root Beer and he started his journey.

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an elderly man. The man was sitting in the park just feeding some pigeons.

The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the man looked hungry, so he offered him a Twinkie.

The man gratefully accepted it and smiled at the boy. His smile was so pleasant that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer.

Again, the man smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.

As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave, but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the man, and gave him a hug. The man gave him his biggest smile ever.

When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy?"

He replied, "I had lunch with God." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? God's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen."

Meanwhile, the elderly man, also radiant with joy, returned to his home. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face and he asked," Dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?"

He replied, "I ate Twinkies in the park with God." However, before his son responded, he added," You know, he's much younger than I expected."

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Four Short Minutes

On Monday Char and I attended a funeral. The sermon was given and then it came time to tell about the man’s life. His seventy-five years here on earth was condensed down to four minutes. I looked around. The chapel was full, the overflow area was full, and people were standing in the foyer. It was evident this man had lived a rich and full life while touching many, many people. A four minute summary didn't do justice.

I sat there thinking of all the stories people attending the funeral could tell about him. I thought about the stories he had to have. Once again I was reminded of the importance of capturing our life stories. I wrote about it before in a post called, Preaching and Hypocrisy.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sunday Funnies

Two boys were walking home from Sunday school after hearing a lesson about the devil. One said to the other, “What do you think about all this Satan stuff?”

The other boy replied, “Well, you know how Santa Claus turned out. It's probably just your Dad.”

(Thanks to Paul)

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Sunday Funnies

A priest, a minister and a guru sat discussing the best positions for prayer, while a telephone repairman worked nearby.

"Kneeling is definitely the best way to pray," the priest said.

"No," said the minister. "I get the best results standing with my hands outstretched towards Heaven."

"You're both wrong," the guru said. "The most effective prayer position is lying down on the floor."

The repairman could contain himself any longer. "Hey, fellas," he interrupted. "The best praying I ever did was when I was hanging upside down from a telephone pole."