Tuesday, 10 May 2011

God Loves Drunk People Too

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I've often been told that I have a sick sense of humour, to which I often reply that "a sick sense of humour is better than no sense of humour." I believe that we have to learn to laugh more than we do. Too many of us go around looking like we've been baptised in vinegar or lemon juice. There is nothing wrong with having a little fun, provided that our laughter is rooted in purity and is clean as opposed to some form of coarse joking that offends others. After all, Paul does warn us in Ephesians 5:4 that there should not be any "obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking" in our lives.

Well here is a joke that was emailed to me recently. I'm not sure where it came from, nor who thinks these things up. However, it did strike me funny and so I thought I would share it with you. May it put a smile into your day and may God bless you today with some wholesome laughter.
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A man and his wife were awakened at 3:00 am by a loud pounding on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push. "Not a chance," says the husband, "it is 3:00 in the morning!" He slams the door and returns to bed.

"Who was that?" asked his wife.

"Just some drunk guy asking for a push," he answers.

"Did you help him?" she asks.

"No, I did not, it’s 3 am in the morning and it’s bloody pouring rain out there!"

"Well, you have a short memory," says his wife. "Can't you remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two guys helped us? “I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself. Remember - God loves drunk people too.”

The man does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pounding rain. He calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still there?"

"Yes," comes back the answer.

"Do you still need a push?" calls out the husband.

"Yes, please!" comes the reply from the dark.

"Where are you?" asks the husband.

"Over here on the swing," replied the drunk.

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