Saturday, February 28, 2009

More on my Dad

Dad had a favourite sermon illustration:
The minister said that some
people come to church with a pitchfork, and others come with a rake.
The first group use their pitchforks to toss the message they hear
over to all those other people, who need it more than they do. "That's
a great message for Andrew," they say to themselves. "I'm glad he's
here today. It's a good thing Maryanne's here when he's warning us
about gossip!"

But the second group eagerly rake it all in, and say to themselves "I
need this message about God's forgiveness. I need to forgive others as
he has forgiven me. Don't we have a great God?"

Do you take a pitchfork or rake to church?

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