Give God what He wants, not what you think He wants!
Three sons left home, they went out on their own and prospered. After several years, they decided to honor their dear old Mother who had helped them along so much in their youth. So, they decided to send her gifts. One afternoon the brothers got together and discussed the great gifts that they had sent to their Mother.
The first said, “I built a big mansion for our Mother.”
The second said, “I sent her a Mercedes limo. with a driver.”
The third smiled and said, “I’ve got you both beat.
You know how Mom enjoys the Bible and you know she can’t see very well these days. So, I sent her a brown parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took 20 monks in a monastery 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000 a year for 10 years, but it was worth it. Mom just has to name the chapter and verse and the parrot will recite it.”
Soon thereafter, the Mother sent out her letters of thanks:
“Milton” she wrote the first son, “The house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house.”
“Marvin,” she wrote to the second son, “I am too old to travel. I stay home all the time, so I never use the Mercedes; and the driver is so rude!”
“Dearest Melvin.” she wrote to her third son, “You were the only son to have the good sense to know what your Mother likes. The chicken was absolutely delicious!”
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