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Preaching to a bear

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A priest, a Pentecostal preacher and a Rabbi all served as

chaplains to

the students of Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

 

They would get together two or three times a week for coffee and to

talk

shop.

 

One day, someone made the comment that preaching to people isn't really

all that hard. A real challenge would be to preach to a bear.

 

One thing led to another and they decided to do an experiment They

would

all go out into the woods, find a bear, preach to it, and attempt to

convert it.

 

Seven days later, they're all together to discuss the experience.

 

Father Flannery, who has his arm in a sling, is on crutches, and has

various bandages, goes first. "Well," he says, "I went into the woods

to

find me a bear. And when I found him I began to read to him from the

Catechism. Well, that bear wanted nothing to do with me and began to

slap

me around. So I quickly grabbed my holy water, sprinkled him and, Holy

Mary Mother of God, he became as gentle a lamb. The bishop is coming

out

next week to give him first communion and confirmation."

 

Reverend Billy Bob spoke next. He was in a wheelchair, with an arm and

both legs in casts, and an IV drip. In his best fire and brimstone

oratory he claimed, "WELL brothers, you KNOW that we don't sprinkle! I

went out and I FOUND me a bear. And then I began to read to my bear

from

God's HOLY WORD! But that bear wanted nothing to do with me. So I took

HOLD of him and we began to wrestle. We wrestled down one hill, UP

another and DOWN another until we came to a creek. So I quick DUNKED

him

and BAPTIZED his hairy soul. And just like you said, he became as

gentle

as a lamb. We spent the rest of the week in Fellowship, feasting on

God's

Holy Word, and praising Jesus."

 

They both looked down at the rabbi, who was lying in a hospital bed. He

was in a body cast and traction with IV's and monitors running in and

out

of him. He was in bad shape.

 

The rabbi looks up and says, "Looking back on it, circumcision may not

have been the best way to start things out with my bear".

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BAAA HA HA HA! :D Good one!


Darci :wave:

224.2/175/165

Started WW 4/18/05~~60+ pounds gone 11/15/06~~trouble maintaining, back on program 10/14/07

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Too cute! I copied it to my minister!!!


The year will go by whether you do anything about your goals or not....Dr. Phil

 

SW:177 CW:171 GW:140

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:D Too too funny!

  • HW-142 CW-118
  • Success is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.--Sumner Redstone

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