Friday, November 02, 2007

The power of prayer

In a small conservative mid-western town, a new bar started building a facility to open up their business. The local Baptist church started a campaign with petitions and prayers to block the bar from opening.

Work progressed right up till the week before opening, when a lightning strike hit the bar and it burned to the ground.

The church folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, until the bar owner sued the church on the grounds that the church was ultimately responsible for the demise of his building, either through direct or indirect actions or means.

The church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection to the building's demise in its reply to the court.

As the case made its way into court, the judge looked over the paperwork at the hearing and commented, "It appears from the paperwork, we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer, and a church congregation that doesn't!"

[Note: this was sent to me via e-mail, but at this point I can't remember whom to credit for sending it. Maybe it was Bro. Marvin Curnutt. Sorry, I'm not sure.]

1 comment:

Bro. Matt said...

Now that's funny!