Story Number One
Dr Williams had devoted his life to helping the poor and the underprivileged. He lived above an Op-Shop in a run-down part of town and had placed a sign in front of the shop which read:
“Dr Williams Is Upstairs”
When Dr Williams died, he had no relatives and left no money for his funeral as he had never asked for payment from any of the patients he had treated.
So a few of his patients and a small group of friends got together and scraped up enough money for a funeral for the good doctor.
They didn’t however have enough money to buy a headstone.
This was a concern as they feared his grave would remain unmarked – until one of them came up with a bright idea. They took the sign from in front of the Op-Shop and nailed it to a post above his grave. It made for a lovely epitaph:
Story Number Two
Not long before she died, a journalist conducted an interview with Mother Teresa.
“Mother Teresa”, the journalist asked, “I understand you spend a lot of time praying to God.”
“Yes, I do”, replied the famous nun.
“So, what do you say to God when you pray?” asked the journo.
“I don’t say anything”, replied Mother Teresa, “I just listen”.
“Oh, I see”, said the journalist, “so what does God say to you?”
“He doesn’t say anything”, replied Mother Teresa, “He just listens”.
A little light dispels a great darkness.