Courtesy of Prentiss F.
Little Old Lady In The Back Pew
There was a preacher whose wife was expecting a baby so he went to the
congregation and asked for a raise. After much consideration and
discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the preacher's family expanded, so
would his paycheck.
After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the Congregation
decided to hold another meeting to discuss the preacher's salary. There was
much yelling and bickering about how much the clergyman's additional
children were costing the church.
Finally, the Preacher got up and spoke to the crowd, "Children are a
gift from God," he said. Silence fell on the congregation.
In the back of the room, a little old lady stood up and in her frail voice said, "Rain is
also a gift from God, but when we get too much, we wear rubbers".
And the congregation said, "Amen."