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Tuesday, 22 May 2007 18:40
The Catholic bishops of the Philippines should read the following parable-like story that people have been forwarding on the Internet.

QUOTE. A young boy had just gotten his driving permit. He asked his father if they could discuss his use of the Dad's car, which was a late-model Mercedes-Benz sedan.

His father said to him, "I'll make a deal with you. You bring your grades up, study your Bible a little, and get a haircut, then we will talk about it."

A month later the boy came back and again asked his father if they could discuss his use of the car.

His father said, "Son, I'm real proud of you. You have brought your grades up, you've studied your Bible diligently but you didn't get a haircut!"

The young man waited a moment and replied, "You know Dad, I've been thinking about that. You know Samson had long hair, Moses had long hair, Noah had long hair, and even Jesus had long hair."

His father replied, "Yes, son, you are right that they had long hair but they walked everywhere they went!" UNQUOTE.

So dear Filipino Catholic bishops and other members of the clergy: This parable tells you to please sell your Mercedes-Benz autos and other luxury cars and start to walk, just as Samson, Moses, Noah and Jesus walked the walk. # # #


Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 May 2007 18:50
 

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