Tall Tales from the Pastor's Lunch! (Humor)

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore

A young pastor was waiting for his lunch at the diner, so he opened a letter from his mother delivered that morning.

Letter (sxc Marcel Hol)As he opened it a twenty dollar bill fell out.

The Pastor thought: "Thanks, mom, I could use that right about now."

But as he finished his meal he noticed a raggedy, disheveled  man outside on the sidewalk leaning against the light post.

He thought: "That fella could probably use the $20 more than I."
So he crossed out the names on the envelope and put the $20 in the envelope and wrote across the top in large letters. PERSEVERE!

The Pastor didn't want to make a scene, so he put the envelope under his arm and dropped it as he walked past the man.

The  raggedy man picked it up and read the message and smiled.

Wad of Bills (sxc foxumon)The next day, while the pastor was eating his lunch, the same man tapped him on the shoulder and handed him a big wad of bills.

Surprised the young pastor asked him what that was for?

The man replied, "This is your half of the winnings.

"PERSEVERE came in first in the fourth race at the track yesterday, and he paid 30 to 1!"

It's Monday, Smile & Make it A Great Week!


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Scott Fogleman
New Home Team 804-573-9592 - Richmond, VA
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Funny story, thanks for sharing it.... when you give to others we get so much back in return

Oct 21, 2012 08:37 PM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Laura,

Thank you for the chuckle this morning.

Make yourself a great day.

Oct 21, 2012 09:09 PM #2
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Laura - That is really funny.  Thanks for bringing a smile to my face this Monday morning.

Oct 21, 2012 09:17 PM #3
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

  Ahhh....life can be rewarding in strange and mysterious winning....and humorous ways !



























































































Oct 21, 2012 10:30 PM #4
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

LOL, the Lord works in mysterious ways?

I think the was a misunderstanding in the message!

Oct 21, 2012 10:39 PM #5
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

That was a very generous person -- since he had to report the entirety of the winnings on his income tax return.  LOL 

Oct 22, 2012 04:39 AM #6
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is all in the way you take it.  Listen to that inner voice.   God is leading.

Oct 22, 2012 08:46 AM #7
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Laura, my guess is that the raggedy man found what he thought was the golden egg and he wanted to reward him to keep those envelopes coming.

Oct 23, 2012 09:16 AM #8
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Wish I'd get that winnning horse tip.  Keeneland is running right now.  Though I'd settle for the winning lotter numbers.

Oct 24, 2012 03:48 AM #9
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

If this were real life, I would have to wonder if it were a test for the young pastor. The next time he is told to give, will he simply give, like he did this time, or hesitate - based on the fact that the other guy gambled with the money. If God says to give, we give. What that person does with it is between them and God. :)

Oct 26, 2012 05:52 AM #10
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

I used to ak God why should I give to the homeless or people on the side of the road or thite even when churches had people that were stealing from the church. He told me that it was not for me to judge but to give and he would take care of the and get to those that needed it. So I have left it up to him.

Oct 28, 2012 11:29 PM #11
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