Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Golfing Preacher

Easter Sunday I was talking about how good a golfer I would be if the resurrection of Jesus didn't happen. . .

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So James Borland, our Youth Administrative Assistant, sent me this joke a few days later. . .


A preacher woke up one Sunday morning and looked outside and saw it was a beautiful day. He decided to skip church and go play golf. So he called the junior pastor at his church and told him he was sick and couldn't give the sermon. The junior pastor told him not to worry, he would deliver the sermon.

The pastor drove about 40 miles away from town to avoid being spotted. As he was setting up his first drive on the first hole, Jesus leaned over to God in heaven and asked him, "Are You going to let him get away with this?" God told Jesus not to worry, he would handle it. Right as God said that, the preacher hit the drive of his life. The ball traveled all 450 feet to the green, bounced once, and rolled in the hole. The preacher was ecstatic. Jesus asked God,"Why would you let him do that?"
God said, "Because, who is he gonna tell?"

There are Sundays when pastors would rather go golfing. Don't tell anybody.

1 comment:

Lisa Lewis said...

Pastor TIm, we need to rewrite the golf joke to have a surfing theme and then it would be more authentic for you!It is good to know that you have days at work where you might want to be somewhere else. It makes you more accessible and less on a pedestal. Thanks for being real!