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BACK TO REALITY

The story is told of three men who began talking one day about their wives. The first man said, "When we got married, I told my wife in no uncertain terms that from now on she would have to do all the cooking. Well, the first day after I told her, I saw nothing. The second day I saw nothing. But on the third day when I came home from work, the table was set, a wonderful dinner was prepared...and there was even dessert."

The second man spoke up, "I sat my wife down and told her that from now on she would have to do all the shopping, and also do all the cleaning. The first day I saw nothing. The second day I saw nothing. But on the third day when I came home, the whole house was spotless, and in the pantry the shelves were filled with groceries."

The third man sat up straight, pushed out his chest and said: "I gave my wife a stern look and told her that from now on she would have to do all the cooking, shopping and housecleaning. Well the first day I saw nothing. The second day I still saw nothing. But on the third day I could see a little bit out of my left eye."

That’s how life is sometimes -- it hits us right between the eyes, and we come crashing back to reality.

(From a sermon by David Owens, "Back to Life, Back to Reality" 1/26/2009)

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