Stranded on a Desert Island

A man was shipwrecked and stranded on a desert island.  After years of isolation and no signs of help, he finally saw a ship on the horizon.  Quickly, he lit a fire and started to send out emergency smoke signals.  The captain of the ship noticed it and dispatched a rescue boat to investigate.

The man was elated to see the crew coming to his aid.  He rushed to meet them, praising God and bursting with joy!  He told them frantically how he had be stranded alone for years without any sign of hope.  The sailors were astonished at his story and said that they would gladly take him home.

“But before we bring you aboard”, the rescue lead asked, “May I ask you something?”

“Sure!” replied the man. “Anything!  What would you like to know?”

“Well,” the rescue lead continued, “You say that you have been stuck here alone for years but there are three huts over there.  Why the three huts?”

“Well that first hut over there is where I live and the one next to it is where I go to church!”

“I see”, replied the rescue lead, “But what about that one over there?”

“Oh, that one.  That’s where I used to go to church.”

[…how telling this is!]

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