A man and his wife went on vacation to Jerusalem. While they were there, the wife passed away. The undertaker told the husband, 'You can have her shipped home for $5,000, or you can bury her here, in the Holy Land, for $150." The man thought about it and told him he would just have her shipped home.
The undertaker asked, "Why would you spend $5,000 to ship your wife home, when it would be wonderful to be buried here and you would spend only $150?"
The man replied, "Long ago a man died here, was buried here, and three days later he rose from the dead. I can't take that risk.'
A school master friend told me this one years ago, so take it as true. A Sunday School teacher had been telling a class of little boys of the ‘Crowns of Glory’ and the ‘Heavenly Rewards for Good Boys’ and of course good people. “Now tell me” she said at the close of the lesson, “Who deserves, and who gets, the biggest crown?” There was silence for a while (as you would expect), then a hesitant voice suggested, “Him wots got the biggest head”. Of course, there is always a comedian in every class, isn’t there?
Another little story comes to mind. No, not the same Sunday School Teacher, but this lady was taking the class and of course after the lesson was asking questions on God’s omnipotence (big word, I’m still learning at 80)
“Is there anything God can’t do?” she asked. As you can guess there was a long silence, after which a little girl held up her hand. The teacher was disappointed really. The girl said, “ Is there any layman present who will kindly express my feelings?”
I do hope I have been able to make you at least smile with this little episode.
David Haydn Davies
Thank you to Mr Beynon Phillips for checking this issue, to Mr D. Haydn Davies for collecting the Abergorlech News and Mrs Nadine Shepherd for typing and Mrs Yvonne Thomas for collecting news from Gwernogle. Thanks to Brechfa School for their contribution and to everyone who has given me articles.