A Bad Joke and Some Good Deals
A Bad Joke 🙂
On a dark and stormy night, I was driving home and as I was crossing the last bridge I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump. I jumped out of my car and ran over and yelled: “Stop. Don’t do it.”
“Why shouldn’t I? My wife died and there is nothing to live for!” He threatened as he leaned further over the edge… “Well,” I stammered, “there’s so much to live for!” He sneered, “Like what? I just told you my wife died, I had nothing left.” Tears streamed down his face.
My mind went blank and I said a silent prayer…”Are you religious?” I asked him. He said, “Yes.” I proclaimed, “Me too! Are you Christian?”
He said, “Yes.” I was delighted! “Me too,” I replied, “Are you Roman Catholic or Protestant?”
“Protestant.” He responded, as he stopped leaning so far over the edge.
“Me too. Are you Reformed, Baptist or Pentecostal?” I asked. “Reformed.” He stated, as the tears stopped winding down his sullen face. “Wow. Me too!” I exclaimed, “Do you subscribe to the 3 Forms of Unity or Westminster Standards?”
“3 Forms of Unity.” He said. I spotted a slight smile glimmer across his face for a split second. “Me too! You must be of Dutch descent?” I queried.
“Yes.” He said as he began to turn around and lift a leg over the rail.
I asked, “Are you Dutch Reformed Church, or are you Reformed Church in the Netherlands ?”
” Reformed Church in the Netherlands .” He said
“Wow. Me too. I bet we are related! We could be long lost cousins! Are you liberated?” He said: “No.”
I said: “Die, heretic scum!” and pushed him off.
Some Good Deals: Free Kindle books !
Art of Neighboring, The: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside your Door By Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon
True Community: The Biblical Practice of Koinonia By Jerry Bridges