Key verse for the day
"Be kind to one another."Bits and Pieces
There are times when the Bible does not hit the spot. Reading it is like reading a dead newspaper. At such times about the best we can do is read "bits and pieces" of the text. For Kathleen Norris that meant a glancing over the psalms listening for a word.
For us it might just mean "bits and pieces." This morning with the deadening spirit surrounding I found a phrase used many times in a book by Lancelot Andrewes. The phrase was "save us." Not a bad prayer.
What do you do with the bits and pieces?Humour
A minister dies and is waiting in line at thePearly Gates. Ahead of him is a guy who's dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans.
Saint Peter addresses this guy: "Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?" The guy replies: "I'm Joe Cohen, taxi driver,
of Noo Yawk City." St. Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the taxi driver,
"Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
The taxi driver goes into Heaven with his robe and staff, and it's the minister's turn.
He stands erect and booms out, "I am Joseph Snow, pastor of Calvary Church for the last forty-three years." St. Peter consults his list. He says to the minister,
"Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
"Just a minute,"says the minister. "That man was a taxi driver, and he gets a silken robe and golden staff. How can this be?"
"Up here, we work by results," says Saint Peter.
"While you preached, people slept; while he drove,