\”You can pretend to be serious; you can\’t pretend to be witty.\”
Daily Archives April 19, 2015
There\’s a lovely little legend
That I would like to tell
Of the birth and death of Jesus
Found in this lovely shell.
If you examine closely
You\’ll see that you find here
Four nail holes and a fifth one
Made by a Roman\’s spear.
On one side the Easter Lily
In its center is the star
That appeared unto the shepherds
And led them from afar.
The Christmas Poinsettia
Etched on the other side
Reminds us of His Birthday
Our Happy Christmastide.
Now break the center open
And here you will release
The five while doves awaiting
To spread Good Will and Peace.
This simple little symbol
Christ left for you and me
To help us spread His Gospel
Through all Eternity.
Last week i took my children to a restaurant. My six year old son asked if he could say grace, as we bowed our heads he said, \”God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And liberty and justice for all! Amen!\”
Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman remark, \”That\’s what\’s wrong with this country, kids today don\’t even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!\”
Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, \”Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me? \”
As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job and God was certainly not mad at him. An elderly gentleman approached the table...
I saw you yesterday as you began your daily chores. You awoke without kneeling to pray. As a matter of fact, you didn\’t even bless your meals, or pray before going to bed last night. You are so unthankful. I like that about you.
I cannot tell you how glad I am that you have not changed your way of living. Fool! You are mine. Remember, you and I have been going steady for years, and I still don\’t love you yet. As a matter of fact, I hate you, because I hate God. I am only using you to get even with God. He kicked me out of heaven, and I\’m going to use you as long as possible to pay him back.
You see, Fool, GOD LOVES YOU and HE has great plans in store for you. But you have yielded your life to me and I\’m going to make your life a living hell...