[StBernard] Phones in church

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Mon Aug 3 08:29:49 EDT 2009

A man in Topeka, Kansas decided to write a book about
churches around the country. He started by flying to San
Francisco and working east from there. Going to a very large
church, he began taking photographs and making notes.

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 , Denver , St.
Louis , Chicago , Milwaukee , and around the United
States , he found more phones, with the same sign, and the
same answer from each pastor...

Finally, he arrived in Georgia . Upon entering a church in
Griffin he saw the usual golden telephone. This time, the
sign read "Calls: 35 cents." Fascinated, he asked
to talk to the pastor, "Reverend, I've been
in cities all across the country and in each church I've
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. Why?"

I love this part....... .......................

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

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