A Little Dirty Dinner Poem :: Quips

This was a glorious but exhausting day of worship coupled with the privilege of serving the most fulfilling creator. To see more about a very busy day, jump over to Worship Journey and read Sunday. While I was trying to relax a little before editing the images from the service I started going through on of my mother-in-law’s many boxes we now have over here.

One thing she did was cut out all these newspaper clippings and various other writings of quotes and poems that struck a nerve with her. A quick look through the box and I found an entire notebook with just little poems and quotes. I thought I would share one here.

A minister was asked to dinner by one of his parishioners who he knew as being an unkempt housekeeper. When he sat down at the table, he noticed that the dishes were the dirtiest that he had ever seen in his life.

“Were these dishes ever washed?” He asked his hostess, running his figners over the grit and grime.

She replied, “They’re as clean as soap and water could get them.”

He felt a bit apprehensive, but blessed the food anyway and started eating. It was delicious and he said so, despite the dirty dishes. When dinner was over, the hostess took the dishes outside and shouted. “Here Soap! Here Water!”

I hope your Sunday dinner was a little more blessed than that but just had to share that while it was fresh on the mind.

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