Sunday, March 18, 2007

Holy Crap

Here is a great story from Carrie that shows how a man's assessment of a situation can lead him to astonishingly unconventional reasoning only he can understand.
Being a man of the male persuasion myself, with a long history of well known and inadequately understood guy type incidents, I can attest to the fact that this would be an easy state of affairs for a man to put himself into.

For example, how else can you explain a few guys standing in a field blowing up a trash can.
It doesn't make sense, but it has to be done.

It’s a guy thing.


Graveside Services

As a young minister, I was asked by a funeral director to hold a grave-side service for a homeless man, with no family or friends. The funeral was to be held at a cemetery way back in the country, and this man would be the first to be laid to rest there.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods area, I became lost; and being a typical man did not stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late. I saw the backhoe and the crew, who was eating lunch, but the hearse was nowhere in sight.

I apologized to the workers for my tardiness, and stepped to the side of the open grave, where I saw the vault lid already in place. I assured the workers I would not hold them up for long, but this was the proper thing to do. The workers gathered around, still eating their lunch. I poured out my heart and soul. As I preached the workers began to say "Amen," "Praise the Lord," and "Glory"! I preached, and I preached, like I'd never preached before: from Genesis all the way to Revelations.

I closed the lengthy service with a prayer and walked to my car. As I was opening the door and taking off my coat, I overheard one of the workers saying to another, "I ain't never seen anything like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."


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