"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


A man in Topeka, Kansas decided to write a book about Churches around the country. He started by flying to San Francisco and started working east from there. Going to a very large church, he began taking photographs and making notes. He spotted a golden telephone on the vestibule wall and was intrigued with a sign, which read 'Calls: $10,000 a minute.' Seeking out the pastor he asked about the phone and the sign. The pastor answered that this golden phone is , in fact, a direct line to heaven and if he pays the price he can talk directly to God. The man thanked the pastor and continued on hisway.

As he continued to visit churches in Seattle, Dallas , St. Louis , Chicago , Milwaukee , and around the United States, he found more phones, with the same sign, and the same answer from each> pastor. Finally, he arrived in Massachusetts . Upon entering a church in Boston, MA.

Behold - he saw the usual golden telephone. But THIS time, the sign read "Calls: 35 cents." Fascinated, he asked to talk to the pastor, "Reverend, I have been in cities all across the country and in each church I have found this golden telephone and have been told it is a direct line to Heaven and that I could talk to God, but in the other churches the cost was $10,000 a minute. Your sign reads only 35 cents a call. "Why?" The pastor, smiling benignly, replied, 'Son, you're in Boston , Massachusetts now, home of the Boston Red Sox, Patriots and Celts. You're in God's Country, It's a local call.

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Monica said...

Hey! I like your new blog heading!! Did you do that on your own?? Hope you are having a good day!
Merry Christmas!

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