Three neighbouring farmers were talking when the subject of possessions came up. “I own a huge mansion!” one proudly proclaimed. “I own a successful farm!” said the second. “I have optimism,” the third said quietly. His two neighbours laughed at him, for what good is a possession that cannot be seen or touched? That night a huge storm struck. The storm destroyed the first neighbour’s house. “What am I to do?” he cried. The storm ruined the second neighbour’s crops. What will I do?” he lamented. The storm also destroyed the third neighbour’s home and farm. “Hmmm, what should I do first?” he asked himself and then he proceeded to rebuild his home and replant his crops. His neighbours had been sitting around feeling sorry for themselves as they watched the third farmer rebuild, so they decided to ask him his secret to bouncing back so quickly. “It is not secret,” the man said. “The only thing I own is what I think.” The two farmers suddenly understood, and with the third neighbour’s help, they rebuilt too. From then on, whenever they met, they did not talk about possessions. They talked about their blessings and shared them with each other, because they now realised that there’s little point in holding on to something that you do not own.



A police officer stopped a Pastor for over speeding. The Pastor seeing trouble, yelled back: “I am a Pastor going to Church not a thief.” The officer replied, “Please, leave that Pastor thing out. Anyway, if you are indeed a Pastor, then you must have a Bible in your car. Bring it.” The Pastor speedily brought out his Bible to prove his honesty and to be freed.

“Please read Matthew 5:25-26 to me,” said the police man. Incredulously, the Pastor opened the recommended text and it reads: *“Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to a judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. I tell you the truth; you will not get out until you have paid the last penny”* The perplexed man of God upon interpretation *“QUIETLY”*made an *“offering”* of a “few dollars” to his newly found *“Preacher. ”* The Officer collected his bribe and said to the Pastor, *“End of the matter. Go quickly in peace and never argue that policemen collect bribes. We only settle matters quickly and peacefully with all offenders instead of taking them to court to be thrown into prison. It’s Biblically part of our job.”*

Have a very blessed day!!! Odeh!!!!



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