Man Goes To A Priest For Advice On His Failing
A man has been in business for many, many years and the business is going
down the drain. He is seriously contemplating suicide and he doesn’t know
what to do. He goes to the priest to seek his advice. He tells the priest
about all of his problems in the business and asks the priest what he should
The priest says, “Take a beach chair and a bible and put them in your car
and drive down to the edge of the ocean. Go to the water’s edge. Take the
beach chair out of the car, sit on it and take the Bible out and open it up.
The wind will rifle the pages for a while and eventually the Bible will stay
open at a particular page. Read the Bible and it will tell you what to do.”
The man does as he is told. He places a beach chair and a Bible in his car
and drives down to the beach. He sits on the chair at the water’s edge and
opens the Bible. The wind rifles the pages of the Bible and then stops at a
particular page. He looks down at the Bible and sees what he has to do.
Three months later the man and his family come back to see the priest. The
man is wearing a $1,000 Italian suit, his wife is all decked out with a
full-length mink coat and the child is dressed in beautiful silk. The man
hands the priest a thick envelope full of money and tells him that he wants
to donate this money to the church in order to thank the priest for his
wonderful advice. The priest is delighted. He recognizes the man and asks
him what advice in the bible brought this good fortune to him.