so he stood before the congregation and asked for a pay raise.
After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the pastor’s family expanded, so would his pay.
After six children, this rule had become very costly,
so the congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the pastor’s ever-increasing salary.
A great deal of yelling and bickering ensued, as to how much the pastor’s additional children were costing the church and how much more it could potentially cost. After listening to them for about an hour, the pastor rose from his chair and stated.
“Children are a gift from God, and we will take as many gifts as He gives us.”
Silence fell over the congregation.
In the back pew, a little old lady struggled to stand and eventually said in a frail voice.
“Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much of it, we wear rubber boots.”