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There’s the story of two brothers who were famous criminals in the city they lived in. there seemed to be no crime in which these two brothers were not involved in, whether it was murder, illegal gambling, prostitution rings-you name it, they were involved in it.

As time would have it, the older of the two brothers died. While trying to make funeral arrangements, the younger brother offered $10,000 to any minister or priest who would say in the eulogy that his older brother was “a saint." Well, after so many phone calls, he could find no pastor or minister or priest who would do the funeral and say that his brother was a saint.


Just about at the end of his rope, the younger brother finally found a young minister who agreed to do the funeral and say that his brother was “a saint.” At the funeral, the minister got up and said this: “The man who lies in this casket before you today was a liar, a cheat, a swindler, involved in all sorts of organized crime, was linked to several murders, and even ran around on his wife. But compared to his younger brother, this man was a saint!” Child of God, you don’t need to pay somebody a lot of money to say that you’re a “saint.” God has already said it!

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