Toward the end of Sunday service, the Minister asked, ‘ How many of you have forgiven your enemies? ‘
80% held up their hands.
The Minister then repeated his question. All responded this time, except one small elderly lady.
‘Mrs. Neely?’ ‘Are you not willing to forgive your enemies?’
I don’t have any. ‘She replied, smiling sweetly.
‘Mrs. Neely, that is very unusual. How old are you?’
‘Ninety-eight, ‘she replied. The congregation stood up and clapped their hands.
‘Oh, Mrs. Neely, would you please come down in front and tell us all how a person can live ninety-eight years and not have an enemy in the world?’
The little sweetheart of a lady tottered down the aisle, faced the congregation, and said, ‘I outlived the bitches.’