I decided to write a simple email today to try and lift your spirits. Elke has contributed some music, and I have given you something to make you smile. BE BLESSED AND KNOW THAT GOD IS NEAR!!!
First, Elke asked the choir to send her their favourite OLM Hymns and then she put them all together in this list.
The head monk says, “We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son.”
So, he goes down into the cellar with one of the copies to check it against the original. Hours go by and nobody sees him. So, one of the monks goes downstairs to look for him. Hearing sobbing coming from the back of the cellar, he finds the old monk leaning over one of the original books crying. He asks the old monk what’s wrong, and in a choked voice came the reply, “The word is celebrate.”
Everyday he could hear her praying and praising God for all of the things He had done for her. One day the old woman fell on hard times and she had no food in her house.
The atheist overheard her praying to God to please send her some food. So, off the atheist goes to the grocery store, thinking he was gonna fix the old gal once and for all. He bought two bags of groceries and, after placing them on her porch, he rang her bell and then hid in some nearby bushes.
When the old woman came out of her house, she saw the bags of groceries and started giving thanks to the Lord for sending her the food.
At that point, the happy atheist JUMPED from the bushes and shouted, “AH-HA! The Lord didn’t send you those groceries! It was I who put them there!”
A CCD teacher was telling the story of the Good Samaritan to her class of 4 and 5 year-olds. She was making it as vivid as possible to keep the children interested in her tale.
At one point, she asked the class, “If you saw a person lying on the roadside all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?”
A thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, “I think I’d throw up.”