Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Pastor's Cat

This was posted as a true story about Mr. Nelson's pastor- and whether it is true or not, it was hilarious!

"Dwight Nelson recently told a true story about the pastor of
his church. He had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his
backyard and then was afraid to come down. The pastor
coaxed, offered warm milk, etc. The kitty would not come down.

The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so the pastor decided
that if he tied a rope to his car and drove away so that the tree
bent down, he could then reach up and get the kitten.

He did! All the while, checking his progress in the car frequently,
then figured if he went just a little bit further, the tree would be
bent sufficiently for him to reach the kitten. But as he moved a
little further forward, the rope broke.

The tree went "Boing!" and the kitten instantly sailed through the
air--out of sight.

The pastor felt terrible. He walked all over the neighborhood
asking people if they'd seen a little kitten. No. Nobody had
seen a stray kitten. So he prayed, "Lord, I just commit this
kitten to your keeping," and went on about his business.

A few days later he was at the grocery store, and met one
of his church members. He happened to look into her shopping
cart and was amazed to see cat food. Now this woman was a
cat hater and everyone knew it, so he asked her, "Why are you
buying cat food when you hate cats so much?"

She replied, "You won't believe this," and told him how her
little girl had been begging her for a cat, but she kept refusing.
Then a few days before, the child had begged again, so the
Mom finally told her little girl,"Well, if God gives you a cat,
I'll let you keep it."

She told the pastor, "I watched my child go out in the yard,
get on her knees, and ask God for a cat. And really, Pastor,
you won't believe this, but I saw it with my own eyes....
A kitten suddenly came flying out of the blue sky, with its
paws outspread, and landed right in front of her!"

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