Friday, 13 April 2018

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 tell-tale 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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14 comments:

  1. ;-)

    I can't believe I didn't see that coming!


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    1. Neither did the painter, Sandi. He didn't see it coming either.

      God bless.

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  2. I love it!!! You made my day!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Keep smiling, Cathy. Happy weekend to you too.

      God bless.

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  3. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!! Like Sandi, I never saw this coming.
    Blessings, Victor!

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    1. To be honest, Martha, I never saw it coming either until I finished writing this post!

      God bless.

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  4. I would think that maybe the moral of this story might be...

    None of us(usual sinners) should ever try playing 'Tit for Tat' with GOD (Good Old Dad) just to see what HE might do. Just Saying...

    WHO'S LAUGHING?

    Long story short Victor #1, I'm starting to be concerned about our good friend Manny cause he has not replied to us yet.

    I hear YA! All we can really do at this time is keep praying for Manny and his family and God will take care of the rest.

    Very Good Reply Victor #1

    God Bless

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    1. Praying as suggested; also for you and your family.

      God bless.

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  5. Thanks for the laugh. : )
    God Bless you too.

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    1. Glad to see you laughing, Happyone.

      God bless.

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  6. Haha! That is a good one!

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    1. Nice to see you visiting me here, Mari. Thank you. Please visit again soon.

      God bless you.

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