Sunday, October 24, 2010

phones in church

Phones In Church

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

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 his way. As he continued to
visit churches in Seattle , Phoenix , Salt Lake City , Denver ,
Oklahoma City, and around the United States , he found more phones,
with the same sign, and the same answer from each pastor.

Finally, he arrived in Minnesota , upon entering a church in Maple Lake , Minnesota

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 & towns 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.


I love this part...

The pastor, smiling benignly, replied, "Son, you're in Minnesota now ...
You're in God's Country, It's a local call."

American by Birth - A Minnesotan by the Grace of God.


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