A NEW SONG
Maria came home from Sunday School on Palm Sunday and told her mother that she had learned a new song about a cross-eyed bear named Gladly. It took her mother a while before she realized that the hymn Maria had been singing was really: “Gladly The Cross I’d Bear.”
DINNER AT GRANNY’S
Young Ernie and his family were invited to have Easter Sunday lunch at his grandmother’s house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When Ernie received his plate he started eating straight away.
‘Ernie, wait until we say grace,’ demanded his father.
‘I don’t have to,’ the five year old replied.
‘Of course you do, Ernest,’ his mother insisted rather forcefully. ‘We always say a prayer before eating at our house.’
‘That’s at our house,’ Ernie explained, ‘but this is Grandma’s house, and she knows how to cook.’
The new minister stood at the church door greeting the members as they left the Sunday morning service. Most of the people were very generous telling the new minister how much they liked his message, except for one man who said, “The was a very dull and boring sermon, pastor.”
The next Sunday , the same man again and said, “I don’t think you did much preparation for your message.”
The third Sunday, once again, the man appeared, this time muttering, “You really blew it. You didn’t have a thing to say, pastor.”
Finally, the minister could stand it no longer. He went to one of the deacons and inquired about the man.
“Oh, don’t let that guy bother you,” said the deacon. “He’s a little slow. All he does is go around repeating whatever he hears other people saying.”