Tuesday, July 27, 2004

How marriage can harden you !

A few minutes before the church services started, the congregation was sitting in their pews and talking. Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church. Everyone started screaming and running for the front entrance, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away from evil incarnate. Soon the church was empty except for one elderly woman who sat calmly in her pew without moving, seemingly oblivious to the fact that God's ultimate enemy was in her presence.

So Satan walked up to the woman and said, "Do you know who I am?"

The woman replied, "Yep, sure do."

"Aren't you afraid of me?", Satan asked.

"Nope, sure ain't.", said the woman.

"Don't you realize I can kill you with one word?", asked Satan.

"Don't doubt it for a minute.", returned the old woman, in an even tone.

"Did you know that I can cause you profound, horrifying AGONY for all eternity?", persisted Satan.

"Yep.", was the calm reply.

"And you are still not afraid?", asked Satan.

"Nope.", said the old woman.

More than a little perturbed, Satan asked, "Why aren't you afraid of me?"

The old woman calmly replied, "Been married to your brother for 48 years."