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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 5, 1998
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing. - Abraham Lincoln
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
When the bishop's ship stopped at a remote island for a day, he determined to use the time as profitably as possible. He strolled along the seashore and came across three fishermen mending their nets. In pidgin English they explained to him that centuries before they had been Christianized by missionaries. "We Christians!" they said, proudly pointing to one another. The bishop was impressed. Did they know the Lord's Prayer? They had never heard of it.
The bishop was shocked. "What do you say, then, when you pray?" "We lift eyes to heaven. We pray, 'We are three, you are three, have mercy on us.'" The bishop was appalled at the primitive, the downright heretical nature of their prayer. So he spent the whole day teaching them the Lord's Prayer. The fishermen were poor learners, but they gave it all they had and before the bishop sailed away the next day he had the satisfaction of hearing them go through the whole formula without a fault.
Months later, the bishop's ship happened to pass by those islands again, and the bishop, as he paced the deck saying his evening prayers, recalled with pleasure the three men on that distant island who were now able to pray, thanks to his patient efforts. While he was lost in that thought, he happened to look up and noticed a spot of light in the east. The light kept approaching the ship, and as the bishop gazed in wonder, he saw three figures walking on the water. The captain stopped the ship, and everyone leaned over the rails to see this sight.
When they were within speaking distance, the bishop recognized his three friends, the fishermen. "Bishop!" they exclaimed. "We hear your boat go past island and come hurry hurry meet you." "What is it you want?" asked the awe-stricken bishop.
"Bishop," they said, "we so, so sorry. We forget lovely prayer. We say, 'Our Father in heaven, holy be your name, your kingdom come . . .' then we forget. Please tell us prayer again."
The bishop felt humbled. "Go back to your homes, my friends," he said, "and each time you pray say, 'We are three, you are three, have mercy on us!'"
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
QUIPS & QUOTES
Thesaurus: ancient reptile with excellent vocabulary.
If things get better with age, I'm approaching magnificent!
At least dogs do what you tell them to do. Cats take a message and get back to you.
Resentment is like taking poison and hoping the other person dies.
Do not meddle in the place of dragons ... you are crunchy and taste good with catsup.
We occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry on as if nothing happened.
Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I. - Frank Crow
Dear Jesus, Please help Mommy and Daddy. Take care of Brother and Me. And please God, take care of yourself cause if anything happens to you we are in big trouble. Amen - Author Unknown
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
There was a snail who decided to get a fast car. He wanted to have the letter S put on both sides in large letters. That way, when people saw him go by, they would say: "Wow, look at that S car go." (Shared by Granny's Funnies http://members.aol.com/grannyx7/DGF.html )
A man in Orange County Municipal Court had been ticketed for driving alone in the car pool lane. He claimed that the four frozen cadavers in the mortuary van he was driving should be counted. The judged ruled that passengers must be alive to qualify.
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