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Author Topic: One Sunday morning an old cowboy entered a church  (Read 1598 times)
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« on: October 07, 2005, 09:12:57 AM »

One Sunday morning an old cowboy entered a church just before services
were to begin. Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly
clean, he wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were very worn and
ragged. In his hand he carried a worn out old hat and an equally worn
out Bible.
 
The church he entered was in a very upscale and exclusive part of the
city. It was the largest and most beautiful church the old cowboy had
ever seen. The people of the congregation were all dressed with
expensive clothes and accessories.
 
As the cowboy took a seat, the others moved away from him. No one
greeted, spoke to, or welcomed
him. They were all appalled at his appearance and did not attempt to
hide it.
 
As the old cowboy was leaving the church, the preacher approached him
and asked the cowboy to
do him a favor. "Before you come back in here again, have a talk with
God and ask him what he thinks would be appropriate attire for worship."
The old cowboy assured the preacher he would.
 
The next Sunday, he showed back up for the services wearing the same
ragged jeans, shirt, boots, and
hat. Once again he was completely shunned and ignored.
 
The preacher approached the man and said, "I thought I asked you to
speak to God before you came back to our church."
 
"I did," replied the old cowboy.
 
"If you spoke to God, what did he tell  you the proper attire should be
for worshiping in here?" asked the preacher.
 
"Well, sir, God told me that He didn't have a clue what I should wear.
He said He'd never been in this church before."
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2006, 10:45:36 PM »

I'm familiar with the holyer than thou attitude. Seen it in many churches.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2006, 08:48:36 AM »

Nice story,

Surely the goodness is within the person, and  NOT in what they wear or how wealthy. This is a good lesson for anyone who thinks they are better than the rest.

A little saying I once heard, and thought was lovely and very inspiring,

There is a little bad in the best of us
And a little good in worst of us.
And it ill behoves any of us
To judge the rest of us.

Nice isn't it??

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2006, 02:31:08 AM »

There was a church located near a college dorm and one morning a college kid wearing shorts and flip flops walked in 10 min late. The church was crowded and after a quick search he was unable to find a seat. He then walked to the front and sat down on the floor. Immediately an old usher, dressed in a suit and tie, sprung out of his seat and moved toward the kid. Everyone was feeling uneasy about what was sure to be a confrontation, old time bible believing Christian vs. a flip flop wearing college kid. They thought surly this kid is going to get a lecture about proper attire and disrupting the church service. They were wrong. The usher walked over to the young man sat down on the floor next to him folded his legs and with a smile said welcome son. The people all received a good message that morning.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2006, 02:54:31 AM »

My first reaction:-


OH THAT'S LOVELY!!!!

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