Posted by: Anne | April 11, 2015

it only works when you use it

A soap manufacturer and a pastor were walking together down a street in a large city. The soap manufacturer casually said, “The gospel – the ‘good news’ – you preach hasn’t done much good, has it? Just observe. There is still a lot of evil in the world and a lot of sinful people!”

The pastor made no reply until they passed a dirty little child making mud pies in the gutter. Seizing the opportunity, the pastor said, “I see that soap hasn’t done much good in the world either, for there is still much dirt and many dirty people around.”

The soap manufacturer replied, “Oh, well, soap is only useful when it is applied.”

And the pastor said, “Exactly – so it is with the gospel.”


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