by Roger Thomas

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Roger Thomas
Luke 8:4-18

Clear communication matters. Consider for example, the one about the couple from Minnesota that decided to go to Florida for a long weekend to thaw out during one particularly icy winter. Because both had jobs, they had difficulty coordinating their travel schedules. It was decided that the husband would fly to Florida on a Thursday, and his wife would follow him the next day. Upon arriving as planned, the husband checked into the hotel. There he decided to open his laptop and send his wife an e-mail back in Minneapolis. However, he accidentally left off one letter in her address, and without realizing it sent the e-mail to an unknown recipient somewhere in cyberspace.

Meanwhile in Houston, a widow was just returning home from her husband's funeral. The deceased had passed away unexpectedly a few days earlier following a heart attack. Expecting messages from relatives and friends who hadn't been able to make it to her husband's memorial service, the grieving widow decided to check her e-mail. She read the first message and immediately fainted.

Hearing a noise from the other room, the widow's son rushed into the room where he found his mother on the floor in front of the computer desk. Turning to the screen he found the message intended for Minnesota: To: My Loving Wife. From: Your Already Departed Husband. Subject: I've arrived! In the message box were these words: I've just arrived and have checked in. Everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine. P.S. Sure is hot down here!

And then there was the ninety-year old man who went to the doctor for a physical exam and blood tests. He was instructed to return in two weeks. Several days later, the doctor met the elderly patient on the street. The older gentlemen was all smiles and accompanied by a beautiful young woman about a third his age. Th ...

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