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Daily Archives April 20, 2015
A beggar lived near the king\’s palace. One day he saw a proclamation posted
outside the palace gate. The king was giving a great dinner. Anyone dressed in royal garments was invited to the party.
The beggar went on his way. He looked at the rags he was wearing and sighed.
Surely only kings and their families wore royal robes, he thought.
Slowly an idea crept into his mind. The audacity of it made him tremble. Would he dare?
He made his way back to the palace. He approached the guard at the gate. \”Please,sire, I would like to speak to the king.\”
\”Wait here,\” the guard replied.
In a few minutes, he was back. \”His majesty will see you,\” he said, and led the beggar in.
\”You wish to see me?\” asked the king.
\”Yes, your majesty...
After twenty years of shaving himself every morning, a man in a small Southern town decided he had enough. He told his wife that he intended to let the local barber shave him each day. He put on his hat and coat and went to the barber shop, which was owned by the pastor of the town\’s Baptist church.
The barber\’s wife, Grace, was working that day, so she performed the task. Grace shaved him and sprayed him with lilac water and said, \”That will be $20.\” The man thought the price was a bit high, but he paid the bill and went to work.
The next morning the man looked in the mirror and his face was as smooth as it had been when he left the barber shop the day before. \”Not bad,\” he thought, \”At least I don\’t need to get a shave every day.\”
The next morning the man\’s face was st...
In a mountain village in Europe a long time ago, a nobleman wondered what gift he could present to his townspeople. At last he decided to build them a church. No one saw the complete plans for the church until it was finished. When the people gathered, they marvelled at it\’s beauty.
Then someone asked,\”But where are the lamps? How will it be lighted?\” The nobleman pointed to some brackets in the walls. then he gave them each family a lamp, asking them to bring these with them each time they came to worship.
\”Each time you are in church, the area where you are seated will be lighted,\” the nobleman said. \”Each time you are not here, that area will be dark. this is to remind you that whenever you fail to come to church, some part of God\’s house will be dark.\”