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)