We welcome Rev Rob Healy, WA regional officer from the Bush Church Aid, and in honour of his visit I share with you a story about a missionary.
You see, the missionary to Europe was knocking on doors in his adopted country. At one house, an older woman answered—and when she realised the man was a missionary, she angrily demanded that he leave, slamming the door in his face.
The door, however, bounced back open, and the woman shouted, “Get your foot out of my door!”
“But ma’am…” the missionary began, when the woman slammed the door again. Once again, it bounced back.
“I said, get your foot out of my door!” the woman yelled again. Once more time, she slammed the door, only to see it bounce back.
“But ma’am…” the missionary said again, only to be cut off.
“Don’t talk back to me!” the woman screamed in a rage. “I want you off my property!” She slammed the door a fourth time, only to see it bounce open a fourth time.
“Ma’am!” the missionary yelled, “you’ll be able to close your door if you move your cat out of the way!”
Love in my Master’s Name;
Fr Des Smit