A little shout-out to the place I call home…
A young writer wanted to write a book about churches around the country. He decided to start with the most-populated states in the U.S., and work his way down from there.
At a very large church in California, he began taking photographs and making notes. He spotted a golden telephone on the vestibule wall and was intrigued with a sign that read:
“Calls: $10 ,000 a minute.”
Seeking out the pastor, he asked about the phone and the sign. The pastor answered that this golden phone was, in fact, a direct line to heaven and if he paid the price he could talk directly to God.
The man thanked the pastor and continued on his way. He visited churches in Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, working his way through the list of states. Everywhere he went, he found churches with the same golden phones, with the same sign, and the same answer from each pastor.
In the 22nd state he visited, he saw the usual golden telephone. But this time, the sign read: “Calls: 35 cents.”
Fascinated, he asked to talk to the pastor. “Reverend, I’ve been in churches all across the country and everywhere I went, I’ve found this golden telephone and been told it’s a direct line to heaven and that I could talk to God, but in the other churches the cost was $10,000 a minute. Your sign reads only 35 cents a call. Why?”
The pastor, smiling broadly, replied, “Son, look around. You’re in Colorado now… God’s Country. It’s a local call.”
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So… tell me something about the place where YOU live.