There was a preacher whose wife was expecting a baby so he went to the
congregation and asked for a raise.
After much consideration and discussion, they passed a rule that
whenever the preacher’s family expanded, so would his pay-check.
After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the congregation
decided to hold another meeting to discuss the preacher’s salary.
There was much yelling and bickering about how much the clergyman’s
additional children were costing the church.
Finally, the Preacher got up and spoke to the crowd, ‘Children are a
gift from God,’ he said. Silence fell on the congregation.
In the back of the room, a little old lady stood up and in her frail
voice said, ‘Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much, we
And the congregation said…AMEN !!!
With thanks to a good friend who sent it to me! 😀