A pastor's wife was expecting a baby, so he stood before the congregation and asked for a raise.
After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the preacher's family expanded, so would his paycheck.
After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the preacher's expanding salary. A great deal of yelling and inner bickering ensued, as to how much the clergyman's additional children were costing the church, and how much more it could potentially cost.
After listening to them for about an hour, the pastor rose from his chair and spoke,'Children are a gift from God, and we will take as many gifts as He gives us'. Complete silence fell on the congregation.
From the back pew, a little old lady struggled to stand, and finally said in her litte frail voice,'Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much of it, we wear rubbers..'
The entire congregation said,'Amen..'
This is a joke. You know, HUMOR! Sorry it offended you.
For the record, does everything you say and do bring glory to God? Apparently you believe God is somehow being glorified with your post to me. Is that your contention?
Do you know the definition of self-righteous? Look it up. It will help you understand yourself.
What is being taught by my post? To laugh.
Your post on the other hand has sadly revealed there are many like you who consider themselves "religious" but whose words have revealed they are nothing more than "self-righteous" "self-serving" stone throwers.
Remember.....John 8:7-11, 7 "And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, "Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her." 8 And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9 But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus stood up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" 11 She said,No one, Lord. And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more."
Laugh.....I don't think so....
One of the benefits of becoming a deacon......pleasing the Lord....
Would the Lord say that you are pleasing the Lord with your posts???