We have reached that part of the calendar where my little city throws its annual Hometown Days Festival.
We'll take in a day or two of it, try to avoid the mosquitoes, and perhaps see my friend Virginia and her band, Stillwater, on Sunday.
In a tragically unfortunate accident, a carnival truck collides head-on with a preacher who was on his way to lead a series of revival tent meetings. Soon the preacher finds himself standing before Saint Peter, and being questioned thoroughly.
In the middle of this interrogation, the group of carnies who were in the truck come up, reeking of beer and cheap cigars. Saint Peter looks them over once, then waves them on in.
The preacher is beside himself with frustration. "How can you let those filthy, unrighteous hooligans into Heaven while you stand here and give me the third degree?!" he splutters indignantly.
"Take it easy," Saint Peter replies, "they're only going to be here a week."
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WISDOM for YOUR WEEK: "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:9)