A forward I received sometime ago that made me laugh.
Building Attendence in Church
said, ‘You had a good idea to replace the first four
pews with plush bucket theater seats. It worked like
a charm. The front of the church always fills first
The young priest nodded, and the old priest
continued, ‘And you told me adding a little more beat
to the music would bring young people back to church,
so I supported you when you brought in that rock ‘n’
roll gospel choir. Now, our services are
consistently packed to the balcony.’
‘Thank you, Father,’ answered the young priest. ‘I am
pleased that you are open to the new ideas of youth.’
‘All of these ideas have been well and good,’ said
the elderly priest, ‘But, I’m afraid you’ve gone too
far with the drive-thru confessional.’
‘But, Father,’ protested the young priest, ‘my
confessions and the donations have nearly doubled
since I began that!’
‘Yes,’ replied the elderly priest, ‘And I appreciate
that. But, the flashing neon sign, ‘Toot ‘n Tell or
Go to Hell’ cannot stay on the church roof!
May your Sunday be blessed, including a little laughter.