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A travelling minister...

turkeydinA travelling minister came upon a small farmhouse as night fell. Since he had no place to spend the night, he knocked on the door to ask if he could stay at the farm. The older, religious couple welcomed him in with open arms. To celebrate his arrival, the farmer slaughtered one of his prize turkeys and his wife roasted it for dinner.

The next morning, she made turkey hash and pancakes for breakfast. After eating, the minister went out to preach to the nearby town, and returned to the farm for the night.

Once again, in the morning, the old woman made turkey hash and pancakes for breakfast. The minister mumbled "Hebrews 13:8" as he left, but since the couple were hard of hearing, they didn't understand him.

The next morning, she made turkey hash and pancakes again. The minister refused to eat, yelling "Hebrews 13:8!" and stomping out the door. The old couple understood him this time, and dug out the family Bible to look it up.

It said, "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever."

A hat was passed around a church congregation to take up an offering for the visiting minister.

Presently it was returned to him. . .empty.

Slowly the parson turned over the hat and shook it meaningfully.

Then raising his eyes heavenward, he exclaimed, "I thank you, Lord, that I got my hat back from this congregation."

"I was on a plane last week, from Chicago to California, when we ran into some very severe turbulence.

As it got worse, the passengers became more and more alarmed, and even the flight attendants began to look concerned. Finally, one of them noticed that I had 'Rev.' in front of my name on the passenger list, came over to me, and said, 'Sir, this is really frightening. Do you suppose you could, I don't something religious?'"

"So I took up a collection."


Mar 2019
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