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11-16-08 - Visiting mom and friends in Fort Worth, listening to the
radio this Sunday morning while driving to a bakery for tea and wireless.
Heard a minister criticizing other ministers who told their congregations
how to vote and spread lies about Obama, saying he was a Muslim. Then he
told a great Bible story which I give my own particulars but which has the
same punch line.
A man and a woman walked with Bibles in hand down the sidewalk of the Tenderloin in San Francisco. They sought souls to save and before long they found one, an unshaven old man sitting on some newspapers and leaning against a building. His clothes were in need of cleaning and he too in need of a bath. There was an empty cup before him. As the couple approached the old man reached out and looked at them imploringly with sad eyes. "Please help," he said softly.
"And what sort of help are you looking for?" inquired the woman.
"First, would you read to me from the Bible?" he said.
"Why of course," said the woman. "Is there anything in particular you'd like to hear?"
"How about Proverbs 31, verses 6 and 7?"
The couple was delighted. The woman opened her King James Bible to Proverbs 31 and read verses 6 and 7
"Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
"Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more."
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