Thursday, 30 October 2008

time for laughter

time for a good laugh to begin the day. read the joke below sent by chee ling:

(it is an old one which i had read sometime back on the internet but was nice to be reminded again lest we become so busy like myhomilia!

anyway, the reb is also busy - interviewing candidates this week, preparing final touches to the History and Theology of the Exile TEE module for next week, marking psalm assignments and exam papers and hebrew exam papers, not to say this week going down to gereja grace batu pahat to do a saturday night seminar on ISA and preach on Sunday morning on Acts 24-26 and rush back in the afternoon for my son's birthday dinner celebration. all in a week's work).

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Position or Performance?

A Priest dies & is awaiting his turn in line at the Heaven's Gates.

Ahead of him is a guy, nattily dressed, in dark sun glasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket & jeans. God asks him: Please tell me who are you, so that I may know whether to admit you into the kingdom of Heaven or not?

The guy replies: I am Pandi!!!, Auto driver from Chennai !

God consults his ledger, smiles & says to Pandi: Please take this silken robe & gold scarf & enter the Kingdom of Heaven ..

Now it is the priest's turn. He stands erect and speaks out in a booming voice: I am Pope's Assistant so & so, Head Priest of the so & so Church for the last 40 years.

God consults his ledger & says to the Priest: Please take this cotton robe & enter the Kingdom of Heaven ...

'Just a minute,' says the agonized Priest. 'How is it that a foul mouthed, rash driving Auto Driver is given a Silken robe & a Golden scarf and me, a Priest, who's spent his whole life preaching your Name & goodness has to make do with a Cotton robe?'

'Results my friend, results,' shrugs God.

'While you preached, people SLEPT; but when he drove his Auto, people PRAYED'

Moral of the story: It's PERFORMANCE & not POSITION that ultimately counts.

5 comments:

Kar Yong said...

to the new academic dean,

can reduce my workload or not?

anthony said...

your workload is more from postgraduate studies director!

Steven Sim said...

The priest's story is darn funny!

Reb sudah jadi academic dean? Congrats!!

Steven Sim

anthony said...

tq steven, but just another title and academic dean means more workload!!

yup, the story rings true. just change the names of the characters and the lesson is still true!

Kar Yong said...

Oh...and also workload from the Area Dean.. :-)