So, I was channel surfing the other day, and I came across a commercial for “Family Feud.” The question posed in the commercial was “how many of the ten commandments did you break in a day?” The most frequent answer was 7 – SEVEN!! Well, of course I had to run through the commandments in my head to figure out the three that were likely not broken.
- I am the Lord your God, you shall have no other gods before me.
- Don’t make any idols.
- Don’t take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
- Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.
- Honor you father and thy mother.
- Don’t kill.
- Don’t commit adultery.
- Don’t steal.
- Don’t lie.
- Don’t covet your neighbor’s stuff.
Well, I thought about it, and thought, maybe killing, adultery, and theft where the three people didn’t violate as frequently. And then I came across this little story on the web …
A man suspected his wife of having an affair. So he waits outside the house one morning when he should have left for work. Sure enough, after a half hour a car turns up, and a man got out and let himself in with a key. The husband waited for 15 minutes determined to catch the man and his wife in the act. So, after a time he slipped into the house, crept up to the bedroom and opened the door. Sure enough he found his wife is naked in bed, but she was alone. Just then our man heard footsteps running towards the kitchen. He followed the footsteps, but when he got there the kitchen was empty. He looked out the window to the yard and sure enough he saw a man climbing over the fence. Our guy is totally enraged at this point. He looked around for a weapon but couldn’t find any. With the strength brought on by his rage, he picked up the refrigerator and hurled it through the window hitting the man and killing him.
The dead man goes straight to heaven and St Peter says, “You’re not due here for 20 years? What happened to you?”
The man says, “Well I was taking a shortcut through someone’s yard and out of nowhere a refrigerator came flying out of the house and landed on me and killed me!!”
St Peter says “Well, wait over there please. We weren’t expecting you so we will need to find you a room.”
In the meantime, the exertion of hurling the fridge killed the husband. He too arrives in heaven.
St Peter says to him “You’re early too. What happened?”
So the husband says “I threw a fridge at the man my wife was having an affair with and the strain brought on a heart attack.”
St Peter says to him “Well, we’re a bit busy today. You’ll have to wait for a room too.” And Saint Peter directs him to the opposite end if the waiting room.
And then there appears a third man who was naked and looking very puzzled.
St Peter says to him “Not another early arrival! What happened to you??”
And the naked man says, “Well, I was hiding in this fridge. . . ”
Ah, the price of adultery!!