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The Weekly Offering

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One Sunday, the pastor of a small church in Florida was counting the money from the weekly offering, when he found a pink envelope that contained $500?

The pastor was most surprised, but thought litle more about the generous windfall that the church had received until it happened again the next week as well.

The following Sunday, the pastor decided to keep an eye on the congregation as they placed their offerings in the collection plate, in case it happened again.

He watched as the offering plate was passed around the congregation and was surprised to see a little old lady place the distinctive pink envelope in the plate.

This went on for a number of weeks, until the pastor, who was overcome by curiosity, decided to ask the old lady about her most generous donations.

“Madam, I couldn’t help but notice that you put $500 a week in the collection plate”, the pastor said.

“Why yes I do”, the old lady replied. “Every week my son sends me money and I give some of it to the church”.

The pastor replied, “That’s wonderful, truly wonderful. Just how much does he send you?”

The old lady said, “$5,000 a week”.

The pastor was amazed and asked her, “Your son must very successful. What does he do for a living?”

“He is a veterinarian”, the old lady replied.

“That is an honorable profession”, the pastor said. “Where does he practice?”

The old lady said proudly, “In Nevada. He has two cat houses, one in Las Vegas and one in Reno”.

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