Salvation (repeat)

The Metropolitan Community Church that I attend is diverse and accepting of many different Christian beliefs. The members of the clergy wear robes, Communion is observed every Sunday, and there are candles for worshippers with a Roman Catholic background. The communion is open to everyone, regardless of whether or not they are members or the church or any church. My pastor has a wonderful sense of humor and frequently weaves stories of different faiths into her sermons. The following story was a story that delighted me as a former Southern Baptist:

A man had shaved himself all of his life, but he decided he was going to give himself the luxury of going to a barber for a shave. The shop happened to be owned by the Southern Baptist preacher in town and his wife, Grace, did the facials. When the guy finished his shave, he stepped down and Grace said, “That’ll be $20.00.” Shocked by the cost, he nevertheless paid and left the shop. The next morning he got up, reached up and touched his face, and was amazed that his beard had not returned at all. The same thing happened for several days until at the end of two weeks, he returned to the barber shop. Grace was not there, but the barber was. The man told the barber, “I came in two weeks ago and had a shave and my beard has still not yet grown back out.” The man said, “I’m not surprised. You were shaved by Grace. Her policy is: once shaved, always shaved.”


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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