Posted by: Bob Clark | May 6, 2008

On forgiving enemies


Toward the end of Sunday service, the minister asked, “How many of you have forgiven your enemies?”

80% held up their hands.

The minister then repeated his question.

All responded this time, except one small elderly lady.

“Mrs. Neely?”; “Are you not willing to forgive your enemies?”

“I don’t have any.” She replied, smiling sweetly.

“Mrs. Neely, that is very unusual. How old are you?”

“Ninety-eight.” she replied.

“Oh, Mrs. Neely, would you please come down in front & tell us all how a person can live ninety-eight years & not have an enemy in the world?”

The little sweetheart of a lady tottered down the aisle, faced the congregation, and said:

“I outlived them.”

Thanks for sending me this story, Nelda!

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