'Children are a gift from God'
Posted by Ranjan Gunawardena on December 09, 2010 at 10:21:06

There was a pastor whose wife was expecting a baby so he went to the congregation and asked for a pay raise.
After much consideration and discussion,congregation passed a rule that whenever the passtor's family expanded, so would his paycheck.
After 8 children, this started to get expensive and the congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the pastor's salary. There was much yelling and bickering about how much the clergyman's additional children were costing the church.
Finally, the Pastor got up and spoke to the crowd, 'Children are a gift from God,' he said. Silence fell on the congregation. They didn't know how to respond.
In the back of the room, a little old lady stood up and in her frail voice said, 'Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much, we wear raincoats.'
The congregation said, 'Amen'.

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