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Forgiving Your Enemies

The preacher, in his Sunday sermon, used "Forgive Your Enemies" as his subject.  After a long sermon, he asked how many were willing to forgive their enemies.  About half held up their hands.  Not satisfied he harangued for another twenty minutes and repeated his question.

This time he received a response of eighty percent.  Still unsatisfied, he lectured for fifteen minutes and repeated his question.  With all thoughts now on Sunday dinner, all responded except one elderly lady in the rear.

"Ms. Jones, are you not willing to forgive your enemies?"

"I don't have any."

"Ms. Jones, that is very unusual.  How old are you?"

"Ninety-three."

"Ms. Jones, please come down in front and tell the congregation how a person can live to ninety-three and not have an enemy in the world."

The little sweetheart of a lady teetered down the aisle, very slowly turned around and said: "It's easy.  I just outlived them all!"

 

Singing Practice

Joe's wife likes to sing. She decided to join the church choir. From time to time she would practice while she was in the kitchen preparing dinner. Whenever she would start in on a song, Joe would head outside to the porch.

His wife, with hurt feelings, said, "What's the matter, Joe? Don't you like my singing?"

Joe replied, "Honey, I love your singing, but I just want to make sure the neighbours know I'm not beating you."

 

Clear Communication

Torrential rainstorms were knocking down power lines all over town. That meant, as a customer service rep for the electric company, I was dispatching repairmen right and left.

When one lineman called a customer to get her exact address, he was told, "I'm at Post Office Box 99."

The weary lineman replied, "Ma'am, I'll be coming to you in a truck, not an envelope."