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THE GOLFING PREACHER
There was this preacher who was an avid golfer. Every chance he
could get, he could be found on the golf course swinging away. It was an
One Sunday was a picture perfect day for golfing. The sun was out,
no clouds in the sky, and the temperature was just right. The preacher
was in a quandary as to what to do, and shortly, the urge to play golf
overcame him. He called an assistant to tell him that he was sick and
could not do church, packed the car up, and drove three hours to a golf
course where no one would recognize him. Happily, he began to play the
An angel up above was watching the preacher and was quite perturbed.
He went to the Lord and said, "Look at the preacher. He should be
punished for what he is doing." The Lord nodded in agreement.
The preacher teed up on the first hole. He swung at the ball, and it
sailed effortlessly through the air and landed right in the cup three
hundred and fifty yards (meters) away
(For those unaccustomed to golf, this is the world's most exciting
thing to a golfer - like winning the Worlds Cup by yourself) A picture
perfect hole-in-one. He was amazed and excited.
The angel was a little shocked. He turned to The Lord and said,
"Begging Your pardon, but I thought you were going to punish him."
The Lord smiled. "Think about it -- who can he tell?"