The preacher, in his Sunday sermon, used “Forgive Your Enemies”
as his subject. After a long sermon, he asked how many were willing to
forgive their enemies. About half held up their hands. Not satisfied he
harangued for another twenty minutes and repeated his question.
This time he received a response of eighty percent. Still unsatisfied,
he lectured for fifteen minutes and repeated his question. With all
thoughts now on Sunday dinner, all responded except one elderly lady
in the rear.
“Ms. Jones, are you not willing to forgive your enemies?’
“I don’t have any.”
“Ms. Jones, that is very unusual. How old are you?
“Ms. Jones, please come down in front and tell the congregation
how a person can live to ninety-three and not have an enemy in the
The little sweetheart of a lady teetered down the aisle, very slowly
turned around & said: “It’s easy. I just outlived the danged idiots.”
About Dr. Mike Harmon
Dr. Harmon began preaching at the age of 15 while living in southern California. He has conducted over 600 revivals and evangelistic campaigns nationwide, and has served as Senior Pastor at seven churches. Dr. Harmon has degrees from Central Baptist College, the University of Central Arkansas, and a Ph.D. From the Christian Bible College and Seminary.
He has served as trustee for Southeastern Baptist College and Chairman of the trustees for the BMA Theological Seminary. He also served as Chaplain for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas State Senate. His many sermons and articles on Christian Apologetics are widely published.
He is married to one wife of 43 years; has two sons, and seven grandchildren. He considers the simple pleasures of cooking, dining with family and friends, and liesurely rides on his Harley through the Texas Hill Country to be some of the most enjoyable blessings from the Lord.
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