posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 09:07 PM
I heard this the other day and just had to share it.
Sundays sermon was titled "Forgive your Enemies"
Toward the end of the service the minister asked, "how many of you have forgiven your enemies".
About half the worshippers put up their hands. The minster asked them all to silently pray for forgiveness for their enemies.
The minister then repeated his question, "how many of you have forgiven your enemies".
Everybody responded this time except one little old lady.
"Mrs Jones"' exclaimed the minister, "arent you willing to forgive your enemies".
"I dont have any" she replied sweetly.
"Mrs Jones that is very unusual", said the minister "How old are you".
"I'm ninety eight" she replied proudly.
"Oh mrs Jones could you please come down to the front and tell us all how you've managed to live to ninety eight without making any enemies".
The little old lady tottered down to the front of the congregation and said with a smile "I outlived all the bitches".