Sunday, June 01, 2008

A story about Christian giving

Here's a story that more accurately reflects my approach to giving...


Preacher:" Brother Brown,I want to make sure you understood my sermon on charity today. If you had two farms, and Brother White had no means of support, wouldn't you give him one of your farms?"


Brother Brown: "I most certainly would."


Preacher: "What if you had two tractors, and Brother White had no way to harvest his crop. Wouldn't you give him one of your tractors?"


Brother Brown: "Why, sure I would."


Preacher: "What if you had two horses and Brother White's only horse died. Wouldn't you give him one of your horses?"


Brother Brown: "Well, no. You see, I have two horses."


(from Dahl and Ransom)


3 comments:

fender bender said...

I heard this joke framed in terms of two Communists talking- an altogether delightful indictment of Socialism. Unfortunately, no one ever seems to get the joke....

Ben Dubow said...

That is hysterical... I may use that in an upcoming sermon. I laughed for like 5 minutes...

Knumb said...

I'll give anyone my wife's horse, even someone I like.