Dog "filtered" Sermon

A preacher had been called to his new pastoral appointment and was dismayed to find that one of the leading laymen of the congregation had brought his dog to the service. The pastor asked the man to kindly remove the animal. The man obligingly took the dog out and returned to his seat.

After the service, some of the church board members rebuked the pastor for insulting one of their staunchest members. The dog hadn't caused any trouble, they pointed out, and the dog had been accompanying the man to church for years.

After the service, the pastor called to apologize. "Don't worry about it, Pastor," the man said. "It all worked out okay. I wouldn't have had my dog hear that sermon for anything in the world."

[ Original source and author unknown -- From: Stan M. ]


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