Two middle-aged couples were enjoying friendly conversation when one of the men asked the other, “Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?”

“Outstanding,” Fred replied. “They taught us all the latest psychological techniques, like visualization, association, and so on. It was great. I haven’t had a problem since.”

“Sounds like something I could use. What was the name of the clinic?”

Fred went blank. He thought and thought, but couldn’t remember.

Then a smile broke across his face and he asked, “What do you call that flower with the long stem and thorns?”

“You mean a rose?”

“Yes, that’s it!”

He turned to his wife, “Hey Rose, what was the name of that memory clinic?”

(from Mikey’s Funnies)

 


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A
confused looking gentleman was noted on a street corner with a rope in his hand.
Many people simply stared and passed him by. Finally a young man stopped and asked,
“What’s the problem?” “I’m not sure,” replied the man. “I
can’t remember whether I found some rope or lost a horse.” How prone we are
to forget even important things. As Christians we need to remember. We need to
remember what Jesus has done for us. We must remember what we have promised to
do for him.

 

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J.
Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati,
OH.


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Did you hear about the professor who was so absent-minded that when he fell
down the stairs, he got up and said, “Wonder what all that noise was
about?” All Christians need to work on their memories. In the Old
Testament, the people of faith were often admonished to remember what the Lord
had done for them. In the New Testament, we even have a sacrament devoted to
memory; namely the Lord’s Supper.

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Illustration by J. Michael Shannon, Professor of Preaching, Cincinnati Bible
College & Seminary, Cincinnati, OH.


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