There was a preacher who was an avid golfer.
Every chance he could get, he would tee off and swing away. It
was an obsession.
One Sunday was a picture perfect day for golfing.
The sun was shining, no clouds in the sky, and the temperature
was just right. The preacher was in a quandary as to what to
play golf or give the Sunday service. Shortly, the urge
to play golf overcame him. He called an assistant, told him he
was sick, and asked the assistant to take care of the Sunday
church service for him. He packed the car up and drove three
hours to a golf course where no one would recognize him. Happily,
he began to play the course.
An angel up above was watching the preacher
and was quite perturbed.
She went to God
and said, "Look at the preacher. He should be punished for
what he is doing." God nodded in agreement.
The preacher teed up on the first hole. He
swung at the ball and hit a perfect drive, straight as an arrow,
four hundred yards right to the green, where it gently rolled
into the cup. A picture perfect hole-in-one. He was amazed and
The angel was a little shocked. He turned
to God and said, "Begging
Your pardon, but I thought you were going to punish him."
God smiled. "I did. Think about it -
who can he tell?"