Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Lesson On Forgiveness

Toward the end of Sunday service, the Minister asked, "How many of you have forgiven your enemies?"

80% held up their hands.

The Minister then repeated his question.

All responded this time, except one small elderly lady.

"Mrs. Neely?; Are you not willing to forgive your enemies?"

"I don't have any." She replied, smiling sweetly.

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

"Ninety-eight." she replied.

"Oh, Mrs. Neely, would you please come down in front & tell us all how a person can live ninety-eight years & not have an enemy in the world?"

The little sweetheart of a lady tottered down the aisle, faced the congregation, and said:

"I've outlived them bitches."

28 comments:

vanilla said...

Eggzackly!

Donna said...

I'm DYING here.....

Nelson's Mama said...

Lord have mercy...I hope that's what I can say.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

I am SO going to strive to be Mrs. Neely!

Anonymous said...

So is she too mean to die?

shadypickles said...

I always wondered what the secret to life was......Thanks Stacy! :)

Anonymous said...

thank you for a GREAT laugh

BeckeyZ said...

no words, I'm laughing too hard.

Charlotte said...

HAHA!

teamstrand said...

just so funny.

tracey said...

please god let that be me some day.

Dan Lewis said...

I thought you were setting us up for a tear-jerker or an inspiring story that would change our lives, but you made us laugh instead. How dare you :)

Azul said...

I'm stifling a snicker right now.

That's what I get for reading at work.

Gabrielle Eden said...

Ha ha ha!

Karen (KayKay) said...

What a great laugh! Is it awful to admit that I want her to mentor me?

bman said...

OH MY GOSH THAT'S AMAZING!

katdish said...

So, she's sort of your role model, huh? Too funny!

Christy said...

THAT'S how you do it! I get it now.

vanilla said...

Missing your posts. Hope you are having a great summer!

Meme time. You have been tagged. It's all Chuck's fault.

SavvyD said...

That's funny as hell!

~*Michelle*~ said...

LOVE that!

Jenn said...

Hysterical!!

Huggies said...

Jon's sparkly new SCL website says we should say happy birthday for your birthday tomorrow (or today...if you were living in New Zealand).

Happy Birthday!!

vanilla said...

What Huggies said. Happy Birthday. Miss your blog.

Melina Hunt said...

happy birthday. i always appreciate your comments on SCL. thanks for being awesome!

Kelli said...

Happy Birthday to you!

Helen said...

Happy Birthday, Stay.

Wendy said...

Okay, gotta go change my underwear now.