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Forgive Your Enemies

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July 21, 2011
Happy Indoor Woman

George B., a Missouri preacher, used "Forgive Your Enemies" as the subject of his Sunday sermon. After a long sermon, he asked how many were willing to forgive their enemies. About half held up their hands.

Not satisfied he ranted and raved for another 20 minutes and repeated his question. This time he received a response of about 80 percent.

Still dissatisfied, he lectured for another 15 minutes and repeated his question. With all thoughts now on Sunday dinner, all responded except one elderly lady in the rear.

"Mrs. Jones, why are you not willing to forgive your enemies?"

"I don't have any," she answered.

"Mrs. Jones, that's very unusual. How old are you?"

"Ninety-three."

"Mrs. Jones, please come down in front and tell the congregation how a person can live to be ninety-three and not have an enemy in the world."

The little sweetheart of a lady tottered down the aisle, very slowly turned around, and said: "It's easy. I just outlived them all."

-- Anonymous