Jonah Was a Loser... I'm a Loser - 08/10/2104

Sermon Text: Jonah 1:1-12 & 2 Corinthians 4:1, 7-10

    A fellow is standing at a bar, just looking at his drink. For a solid half-hour, he just stares at it. Suddenly, a big, trouble-making truck driver steps up next to him, takes the drink and chugs it down. The poor schlemiel starts crying.
    The truck driver says, “Come on man, I was just joking. Here, I’ll buy you another drink. I can’t stand to see a grown man cry.”
    “You don’t understand,” says the first fellow. “This day is the worst day of my life. First, I sleep through the alarm this morning and when I get into the office late … my boss fires me on the spot.
    “I leave the building to go to my car and find, that in just the few minutes I was inside … it was stolen! The police were no help. They said I was probably out of luck. Right!
    “Luck? I get a cab to take me home, and when I get out of the cab and hand the cabby his fare … I realize that I’ve left my wallet and all my credit cards on the back seat. I try to get the cabbie’s attention as he drives away, but NOOooooo … off he goes.
    “I go inside the house, much earlier than anyone had expected. Surprise, Honey, I’m home. I’m the one surprised … I find my wife with the pool guy.
    “I leave home, and come to this bar. I stood here seriously thinking about ending it all … I was ready to do it! Then YOU show up and drink my poison!”
    A LOSER! There are LOADS of them out there.
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