George A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy Associates of New
The 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.' Silence fell on the congregation.
In the back pew, a little old lady struggled to stand, and finally said
in her 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!'
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