Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Father Ignatius and the Painter


Once upon a time there was an unscrupulous painter who was very interested in making extra money if he could. He often thinned down his paint with turpentine to make it go a bit further. Sadly, he got away with this for some time.

One day Father Ignatius decided to paint the outside of the Parish Hall white. He asked for several quotations and this painter’s was the lowest price quoted. As the priest was short of funds the painter in question got the job.

So he set about erecting the scaffolding and setting up the planks, and buying the paint and, yes, I am sorry to say, thinning it down with turpentine.

As the painter was up on the scaffolding, painting away, the job nearly completed, there was suddenly a horrendous clap of thunder, the sky opened, and the rain poured down washing the thinned paint from all over the Parish Hall walls, and knocking the painter clear off the scaffold to land on the lawn among the gravestones, surrounded by telltale puddles of the thinned and useless paint.

The painter realised that this was a judgement from above …

He got on his knees and cried:

“Oh God … oh God … help me … what should I do?”

And just then a thunderous voice replied:

“Repaint !!! Repaint !!! And thin no more !!!”

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10 comments:

  1. May the new year bring you continued joy and laughter, Victor. For you share so much of this much-needed grace with others ...

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    1. Thank you Linda. Wishing you and yours all that you desire for the New Year.

      God bless.

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  2. OH, Victor!
    New Year Blessings, Friend!!

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  3. A Splendid New Year to you and yours Lulu.

    God bless.

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  4. Oh, my! This is hilarious! "Be sure your sins will find you out" comes to mind. :) Happy New Year to you, dear sir, and may it find you experiencing the best of God's blessings!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl. Glad this story made you smile. More fun tomorrow.

      Happy New Year to you and yours.

      God bless.

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  5. Love it, Victor! A great lesson with humor. May you and yours enjoy a very Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Saleslady. More humour here tomorrow.

      Best wishes to you and your family for a Splendid New Year.

      God bless.

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  6. Very funny! Thank you Victor!
    God Bless you!

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