People go out of their way to keep up appearances. They buy clothing that they can’t afford to seem more wealthy, purchase cars on credit that they could never afford on their own, and lie to their friends and neighbors to seem as if they are better off in life than the people around them.
Some people use this show of wealth to hide their shortcomings and flaws. Some people, like the brothers in this story, use their show of wealth to get away with practically everything…
There were two evil brothers. They were rich and used their money to keep their ways from the public eye. They even attended the same church and looked to be perfect Christians.
Then, their pastor retired and a new one was hired. Not only could he see right through the brothers’ deception, but he also spoke well and true, and the church started to swell in numbers. A fundraising campaign was started to build a new assembly.
Without warning, one of the brothers died. In an effort to prevent any rumors from spreading and ruining his brother’s name, the remaining brother sought out the new pastor the day before the funeral. He handed him a check for the amount needed to finish paying for the new building and thought he could bribe the pastor with his generosity.
“I have only one condition,” he said to the pastor. “At his funeral, you must say my brother was a saint.”
The pastor gave his word and deposited the check. The next day at the funeral, the pastor did not hold back.
“He was an evil man,” he said as the congregation gasped. “He cheated on his wife and abused his family.” Many people were shocked, but the pastor did not stop after those first few words. He continued and told everyone about the swindling, the bullying, and even the times when the brother had attempted to rip off fellow members of the congregation.
The remaining brother had turned red out of anger, planning to make the pastor pay for his betrayal…but the pastor had one last thing to say. He looked directly at the fuming sibling and concluded the eulogy. “Even after all of these transgressions…compared to his brother, he was a saint.”
Finally, one man was brave enough to confront them on their terrible behavior! With no one left to turn to, I wonder how this awful brother will be able to continue on without judgment? He won’t be able to take back the donation…and the entire congregation heard every word! This pastor is really too clever!
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