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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 11, 2003
"Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen." - Peter Marshall
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
"Father Pierre, you are guilty of murder."
The judge's words rang out beyond the courtroom to the citizens of France, stirring up hatred and outrage throughout the populace. How could a man of the cloth murder a poor widow-especially when she had willed all her possessions to him! But the gardener had found the priest's cassock buried in the grounds of his dwelling-torn and bloody. And though the priest declared, "As I stand before God, I am innocent," he offered no proof.
In disgust, the court ordered Father Pierre shipped to Devil's Island. There, even the other prisoners despised him. They poured out their hatred on him, calling down curses upon him as he knelt and said his daily prayers.
Eventually the authorities transferred the priest to Oraput Camp, a disease-ridden hell. And when the prison closed, he asked to go to Isle Saint Louis, where only leprous prisoners resided. For five long years, he lived among lepers-in a place even those delivering food refused to enter, simply throwing packages from their boat instead.
One day a new leper arrived. Father Pierre bent over the man, looked into his badly disfigured face, and asked, "Friend, what can I do for you?"
"I am Gruscailou - I am the one who did it," the leper blurted out.
The other lepers gathered around. "Did what?"
Then the truth tumbled out. Gruscailou, Father Pierre's gardener, had worn the priest's cassock to get into the widow's home to rob her. When she recognized him, he murdered her. Then he ran to Father Pierre to confess his sin. And the priest had kept the confidence given him. For the past 20 years, he'd suffered the punishment his gardener should have borne.
Father Pierre treated Gruscailou better than he deserved to be treated, not as he deserved to be treated.
That is just how Jesus dealt with human beings.
By Norman R. Gulley
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) February 1995, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
Submitted by Dale Galusha
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
How Many Dogs Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb?
Part 1 of 2 [Feb 11, 12]
The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?
Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.
You know I can't reach that lamp!
Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I?
I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark , checked to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation.
Let the Border Collie do it. You can feed me while he's busy.
Jack Russell Terrier:
I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.
I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.
Why change it? I can still potty on the carpet in the dark.
Submitted by John L. Bechtel
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
As I drove into a parking lot, I noticed that a pickup truck with a dog sitting behind the wheel was rolling toward a female pedestrian.
She seemed oblivious, so I hit my horn to get her attention.
She looked up just in time to jump out of the way of the truck's path, and the vehicle bumped harmlessly into the curb and stopped.
I rushed to the woman's side to see if she was all right.
"I'm fine," she assured me, "but I hate to think what could have happened to me if that dog hadn't honked."
Source: Clean Laugh, http://www.cybersalt.org/lists.htm
Once Henry Clay, the famous statesman, borrowed some money from a New York banker. Soon afterward, however, he suffered serious financial reverses. When the note came due, he could not meet it and went to the bank to ask for a renewal. The banker said, "We have no note of yours here."
"Oh, yes; you must have," said Mr. Clay. "I gave you one six months ago."
"Yes," said the banker, "we had one some time ago, but some of your friends came and paid it, and now there is nothing against you."
By George S. Ashlock
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) October 20, 1953, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
Submitted by Dale Galusha