Choosing A Church Is Hard To Do
A man's expensive pleasure yacht sank in the Pacific far
from any major land mass in uncharted waters. He could see a
sliver of land in the far distance and after swimming through
shark infested waters for two hours, he finally crawled up on the
sandy beach exhausted and fell to sleep immediately.
When he awakened, he scouted the island but other than a
tiny bubbling spring of fresh water and palm trees, the island
had little to offer.
Thirty years later, a navy ship passed near the island. A
sharp lookout reported to his captain that he believed he saw
habitation on what should have been a small deserted island.
They sailed closer for a better look. Sure enough, through high
powered binoculars, they could see the man waving on the beach.
The captain ordered a launch to be made ready and he and two of
his other sailors crossed to the island and beached their craft.
Shacking hands with the castaway, the captain said, "We were
surprised to find anyone living on this small island. Our charts
showed it was deserted. How did you get here and how long have
you lived here alone?" he asked curiously.
The man said, "My pleasure yacht sank 30 years ago and I
swam to this island and have been her all this time."
"The captain said, "Thirty years? That is utterly amazing,
"Yes, it is," the castaway replied, "and if it weren't for
my faith in God, I never would have made it."
"I understand," the captain said agreeably. "I see you have
built three shacks to live in but I am curious as to why you
"Oh, no sir," the castaway replied. "One is my home I live
in," he said; pointing to the first one."
"I see," said the captain, "but what about the other two?"
"the castaway pointed to the second little building he had
constructed and said, "That's a church I began attending for
worship services each Sunday when I first landed on the island."
"Awe, I see," replied the captain, "but what about this
third shack? What is it for, if I may ask?"
The castaway smiled and said, "Oh, that's the other church I
began attending when I stopped liking the first one."
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