IF YOU'RE SPIRITUALLY ALIVE, YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE THIS!

    IF YOU'RE SPIRITUALLY DEAD, YOU WON'T WANT TO READ IT.

    IF YOU'RE SPIRITUALLY CURIOUS, THERE IS STILL HOPE!

A CHURCH GOER WROTE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF A NEWSPAPER AND COMPLAINED
THAT IT MADE NO SENSE TO GO TO CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY.   'I'VE GONE FOR 30
YEARS NOW,' HE WROTE, 'AND IN THAT TIME I HAVE HEARD SOMETHING LIKE
3,000 SERMONS, BUT FOR THE LIFE OF ME, I CAN'T REMEMBER A SINGLE ONE OF
THEM. SO, I THINK I'M WASTING MY TIME AND THE PRIESTS ARE WASTING THEIRS
BY GIVING SERMONS AT ALL.'

This started a real controversy in the 'Letters to the Editor' column.
Much to the delight of the editor, it went on for weeks until someone
wrote this clincher:

'I'VE BEEN MARRIED FOR 30 YEARS NOW. IN THAT TIME MY WIFE HAS COOKED
SOME 32,000 MEALS. BUT, FOR THE LIFE OF ME, I CANNOT RECALL THE ENTIRE
MENU FOR A SINGLE ONE OF THOSE MEALS. BUT I DO KNOW THIS: THEY ALL
NOURISHED ME AND GAVE ME THE STRENGTH I NEEDED TO DO MY WORK.
If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead
today.
Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be
spiritually dead today!'