I love this joke, and its message . . .
Preacher Joe is standing on the steps of his church while the flood waters rise . . . As the water reaches his waist, a boy in a rowboat happens by . . . Get in the boat Preacher Joe! The water is rising! . . . No, God will save me! says Preacher Joe . . .
A half hour later, water up to his chest, and a second boat comes by with a young couple in it . . . Get in the boat Preacher Joe! This is serious! . . . No, God will save me! says Preacher Joe . . .
A while later and the water is up to Preacher Joe's neck . . . A third boat appears . . . Get in the boat Preacher Joe! You're gonna drown! . . . NO! God will save me!! says Preacher Joe . . .
Alas, the water rises even further and Preacher Joe drowns . . . He goes to Heaven, where he meets his Creator . . .
I've done everything I can to follow all your rules, I loved you and feared you, and you let me drown, says Preacher Joe . . . I don't understand?
God looks down at Preacher Joe with a bemused look . . . You're my son and I love you Preacher Joe . . . And I know you did your best . . . But you dumb motherf*****! I sent you THREE BOATS!!
Moral? The Universe sends us messages, both subtle and not so subtle . . . Are we AWARE enough to recognize them when they come our way?
Life is beautiful baby!
Peace and love . . .
Until next time . . . Ciao!!