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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 12, 2000
"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece" - John Ruskin
Source: Diversions Digest, www.coolnewsletters.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A PARABLE ABOUT PRAYER
- Author Unknown via http://www.witandwisdom.org
A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert-like island. The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agreed that they had no other recourse but to pray to God. However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island. The first thing they prayed for was food.
The next morning, the first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he was able to eat its fruit. The other man's parcel of land remained barren.
After some days, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife. The next day, another ship was wrecked, and the only survivor was a woman who swam to his side of the island. On the other side of the island, the second man had nothing. Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes, and more food. The next day, like magic, all of these were given to him. However, the second man still had nothing.
Finally, the first man prayed for a ship, so that he and his wife could leave the island. In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side on the island. The first man boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island. He considered the other man unworthy to receive God's blessings, since none of his prayers had been answered.
As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from heaven booming: "Why are you leaving your companion on the island?"
"My blessings are mine alone, since I was the one who prayed for them," the first man replied. "His prayers were all unanswered and so he does not deserve anything."
"You are mistaken," the voice rebuked him. "He had only one prayer, which I answered."
"Tell me," the first man asked the voice, "what did he pray for that I should owe him anything?"
"He prayed that all your prayers be answered."
". . . if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing." - 1 Corinthians 13:2 (NIV)
Submitted by: George Haig
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
QUOTES FROM INSURANCE FORMS
This Norwich Union customer collided with a cow. The questions and answers on the claim form were:
Q - What warning was given by you?
A - Horn
Q - What warning was given by the other party?
A - Moo
"I didn't think the speed limit applied after midnight."
"I knew the dog was possessive about the car but I would not have asked her to drive it if I had thought there was any risk."
"The car in front hit the pedestrian but he got up so I hit him again."
Source: Clean Laugh, cleanlaugh- firstname.lastname@example.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
At Prayer Meeting an ELDERLY gentleman was sitting next to me, and after we'd been introduced, but before the meeting started, he leaned over and said "ever notice how many women attend these things?"
I acknowledged that yes, there were more women than men.
A few minutes later, he leaned over again & said "A man would be a FOOL not to try to get into Heaven!"
Source: Jo Jokers, email@example.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org
Only one satellite has been ever been destroyed by a meteor - the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.
A full moon always rises at sunset.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not have a full moon
A day on Jupiter is about 9 hours, 50 minutes, 30 seconds at the equator.
There are more stars in the sky then grains of sand on earth.
The brightest star in the sky, Sirius, gives out twenty-six times as much light as the sun.
Source: Today's Useless Facts, Useless_Facts- firstname.lastname@example.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org