Christians Like to Laugh Too!

 

A forward I received sometime ago that made me laugh. 

Building Attendence in Church

The elderly priest, speaking to the younger priest,
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
now.’

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.

8 Responses to Christians Like to Laugh Too!

  1. Beth says:

    Ha! 😀

    Honestly, I have occasionally seen more offensive things than that on church marquis. One time I read one that said, “Try God. If you don’t like him, the devil will always take you back.” Hmm, maybe that church needed to learn a little about laughter; they’d be far more likely to successfully evangelize with laughter than with in-your-face fearmongering!

    (Stepping off my soapbox.) 🙂

  2. Sandra says:

    Beth — I agree. Laughter can be a powerful tool.

  3. Amy O says:

    I love it. The drive-thru confessional wouldn’t be as intimidating for me. Perhaps they could add some coffee too. Have a Great Sunday!

  4. Sandra says:

    Amy — Great idea and they could call it “Sinbuck’s Coffee!” 🙂

  5. Sandra says:

    Pam — I love this kind of silly humor. 🙂

  6. Cindy Logan says:

    I found your site and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good articles. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you!

  7. Sandra says:

    Hi, Cindy! I love being “found.” Hope to hear from you regularly. btw, I visited your site, and I’ll be visiting you too. I need all the help with “diet” I can get!

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