[gardeners] Sunday's Sermon

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 07 Nov 2002 21:27:11 -0600

My darling daughter sent this to me and I enjoyed it so much that I
thought I would send it on.

George, still laughing as my MIL is 94 yo now

The preacher, in his Sunday sermon, used "Forgive Your Enemies" as his
subject. After a long sermon, he asked how many were willing to forgive
their enemies.

About half held up their hands.

Not satisfied he harangued for another twenty minutes and repeated his
question. This time he received a response of about 80 percent.

Still unsatisfied, he lectured for another 15 minutes and repeated his
question. With all thoughts now on Sunday dinner, all responded except
one elderly lady in the rear.

"Mrs. Jones, are you not willing to forgive your enemies?"

"I don't have any."

"Mrs. Jones, that is very unusual. How old are you?"


"Mrs. Jones, please come down in front and tell the congregation how a
person can live to be ninety-three, and not have an enemy in the

The little sweetheart of a lady tottered down the aisle, very slowly
turned around and said: "It's easy, I just outlived the bitches."