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And Jesus Wept

One Sunday morning, a man, down on his luck, went into a church which catered during the week for the needy and destitute.

But spotting the man’s shabby clothes, an elder, worried about the churches image, went to the man and asked him if he needed help.

The man said, “I was praying and the Lord told me to come to this church.”

The Elder suggested that the man go away and pray some more and he possibly he might get a different answer.

The next Sunday the man returned.

The Elder asked, “Did you get a different answer?”

The man replied, “Yes I did. I told the Lord that they don’t want me in that church and the Lord said, ‘Don’t worry about it son; I’ve been trying to get into that church for years and haven’t made it yet.”

I’m reminded of that story because of this news item (below)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-23246888

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July 11, 2013 · 09:32

The Old Cowboy

One Sunday morning an old cowboy entered a church just before services were to begin. Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly clean, he wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were very worn and ragged. In his hand he carried a worn out old hat and an equally worn out Bible. 

The church he entered was in a very upscale and exclusive part of the city. It was the largest and most beautiful church the old cowboy had ever seen. The people of the congregation were all dressed with expensive clothes and accessories. 

As the cowboy took a seat, the others moved away from him. No one greeted, spoke to, or welcomed him. They were all appalled at his appearance and did not attempt to hide it. 

As the old cowboy was leaving the church, the preacher approached him and asked the cowboy to do him a favor. “Before you come back in here again, have a talk with God and ask him what he thinks would be appropriate attire for worship.” 

The old cowboy assured the preacher he would. 

The next Sunday, he showed back up for the services wearing the same ragged jeans, shirt, boots, and hat. Once again he was completely shunned and ignored. 

The preacher approached the man and said, “I thought I asked you to speak to God before you came back to our church.” 

“I did,” replied the old cowboy. 

“If you spoke to God, what did he tell you the proper attire should be for worshiping in here?” asked the preacher. 

“Well, sir, God told me that He didn’t have a clue what I should wear. He said He’d never been in this church before.”

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A man, down on his luck, went into a church in a posh suburb of one of our large cities.

Spotting the man’s dirty clothes an elder, worried about the churches image, went to the man and asked him if he needed help. The man said, “I was praying and the Lord told me to come to this church.”

The Elder suggested that the man go pray some more and possibly he might get a different answer. The next Sunday the man returned. The Elder asked, “Did you get a different answer?”

The man replied, “Yes I did. I told the Lord that they don’t want me in that church and the Lord said, ‘Don’t worry about it son; I’ve been trying to get into that church for years and haven’t made it yet.”

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October 18, 2012 · 23:57