Sermons and meals

Got this in an email….

A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper & complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. ‘I’ve gone for 30 years now,’ he wrote, ‘& in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons, but for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I think I’m wasting my time & the preachers & priests are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.’ This started a real controversy in the ‘Letters to the Editor’ column.

Much to the delight of the editor, it went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:

‘I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me & gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today.