Listen to the Bible

27 / Януари / 2020

A businessman was in a great deal of trouble. His
business was failing, he had put everything he had
into the business, he owed everybody-- it was so
bad he was even contemplating suicide. As a last
resort he went to a priest and poured out his
story of tears and woe.

When he had
finished, the priest said, "Here�s what I want
you to do: Put a beach chair and your Bible in
your car and drive down to the beach. Take the
beach chair and the Bible to the water�s edge, sit
down in the beach chair, and put the Bible in your
lap. Open the Bible; the wind will rifle the
pages, but finally the open Bible will come to
rest on a page. Look down at the page and read the
first thing you see. That will be your answer,
that will tell you what to do."

A year
later the businessman went back to the priest and
brought his wife and children with him. The man
was in a new custom-tailored suit, his wife in a
mink coat, the children shining. The businessman
pulled an envelope stuffed with money out of his
pocket, gave it to the priest as a donation in
thanks for his advice.

The priest
recognized the benefactor, and was curious.
"You did as I suggested?" he
asked.