DAILY CATHOLIC    WEDNESDAY     January 6, 1999     vol. 10, no. 3


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      Today's food for thought are both serious and humorous. The former deals with the simple thought-provoking preposition "What if" and can give us all cause to plan better; the latter is a light-hearted look at "What is a mother to do with you" from biblical times with the top ten replies, ala David Letterman's Top Ten List-style. Both were submitted by EJB via e-mail.


    What if,
    GOD couldn't take the time to bless us today because
    we couldn't take the time to thank Him yesterday?

    What if,
    GOD decided to stop leading us tomorrow because
    we didn't follow Him today?

    What if,
    we never saw another flower bloom because
    we grumbled when GOD sent the rain?

    What if,
    GOD didn't walk with us today because
    we failed to recognize it as His day?

    What if,
    GOD took away the Bible tomorrow because
    we would not read it today?

    What if,
    GOD took away His message because
    we failed to listen to the messenger?

    What if,
    GOD didn't send His only begotten Son because
    He wanted us to be prepared to pay the price for sin.

    What if,
    the door of the church was closed because
    we did not open the door of our heart?

    What if,
    GOD stopped loving and caring for us because
    we failed to love and care for others?

    What if,
    GOD would not hear us today because
    we would not listen to Him yesterday?

    What if,
    GOD answered our prayers the way
    we answer His call to service?

    What if,
    GOD met our needs the way
    we give Him our lives???

What's a mother to do? or

Top Ten favorite expressions of frustration by Biblical Mothers

    10. Samson! Get your hand out of that lion.
    You don't know where it's been! (Judges 14:5-8)

    9. David! I told you not to play in the house with
    that slingshot! Go practice your harp.
    We pay good money for those lessons!

    8. Abraham! Stop wandering around the countryside
    and get home for supper!

    7. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego!
    Leave those clothes outside, you smell like a dirty ol' furnace!

    6. Cain! Get off your brother!
    You're going to kill him some day!

    5. Noah! No, you can't keep them!
    I told you, don't bring home any more strays!

    4. Gideon! Have you been hiding in that wine press again?
    Look at your clothes! (Judges 6:11)

    3. James and John! No more burping contests at the dinner table, please.
    People are going to call you the sons of thunder! (Mark 3:17)

    2. Judas! Have you been in my purse again?!

      ...and finally, the number one reply:

    1. Jesus! Close that door!
    You think you were born in a barn?

January 6, 1999       volume 10, no. 3


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