Some Have Class And Some Don’t! | Pastoral Sermon Illustration

There is a lot to be gained in a barber shop by anyone with a watchful pair of eyes and a tuned in set of ears. As a young man, I learned a lot in the barber shop about life, love and the pursuit of the Almighty dollar! No, it wasn’t quite that bad, but it was always a very rewarding experience with the potential of making a lot of money with bribery! lol

This humorous story is one such example about the unique education one can receive in the barber shop. Some folks want to be a blessing and others want to GET the blessing. Some people, as you know, have a touch of class about them, while others think that class is what kind of Mercedes Benz they drive. I will let the reader decide if this story is Fiction or Non-Fiction!

(The following story was forwarded to me in an email. I have since found many versions of this online.)

The Haircut

Day #1 -

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber
replied, “I cannot accept money from you , I’m doing community service this week.” The florist was pleased and left the shop.

Day #2

When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a “Thank You” card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.” The cop was happy and left the shop.

Day #3

The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a “Thank You” card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I can not accept money from you. I’m  doing community service this week.” The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.

Day #4

The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.

Conclusion

Now that is quite funny! It’s kind of like this… Some folks are like the soft falling snowflakes which lay upon the ground to bring much needed nitrogen to the soil, while others are like the harsh current of a swollen river which cuts away into valuable farm land! Whatever you think about this story, we can learn to be “givers” and not some much a “taker”!

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Originally posted 2011-02-03 00:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

10 Humorous But Practical Tips To A Successfull New Year!

I have the greatest pastor in the world, and he has the craziest and zaniest  assistant in the world! Between the two of them things stay interesting! This assistant pastor I am speaking about is Frank Shumate. He recently sent me an email that I wanted to share with my readers here on The Working Pastor. Feel free to share this with your friends!

10 Humorous But Practical Tips To A Successfull New Year!

1. Stay Out Of Trouble!

2. Aim For Greater Heights!

3. Stay Focused On Your Job!

4. Exercise To Maintain Good Health!

5. Practical Teamwork!

6. Rely On Your Trusted Friends To Watch your Back. Take Your Time In Trusting Others!

7. Save For rainy Days!

8. Rest And Relax!

9. Always Take Time To Smile!

10. Realize That Nothing Is Impossible!

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Originally posted 2011-12-20 16:59:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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