[CS-FSLUG] Old Cowboy

Fred A. Miller fmiller at lightlink.com
Mon Aug 16 11:15:18 CDT 2010

One Sunday morning, an old cowboy entered a church just before services were to 
begin. Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly clean, he wore 
jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were worn and ragged. In his hand he carried 
a worn-out old hat and an equally worn, dog-eared Bible.

The church he entered was in a very upscale and exclusive part of the city. It 
was the largest and most beautiful church the old cowboy had ever seen. The 
people of the congregation were all dressed with expensive clothes and fine 
jewelry. As the cowboy took a seat, the others moved away from him. No one 
greeted, spoke to, or welcomed him. They were all appalled by his appearance and 
did not attempt to hide it.

As the old cowboy was leaving the church, the preacher approached him and asked 
the cowboy to do him a favor. "Before you come back in here again, have a talk 
with God and ask him what he thinks would be appropriate attire for worship in 
church." The old cowboy assured the preacher he would.

The next Sunday, he showed back up for the services wearing the same ragged 
jeans, shirt, boots, and hat. Once again he was completely shunned and ignored. 
The preacher approached the cowboy and said, "I thought I asked you to speak to 
God before you came back to our church."

"I did," replied the old cowboy.

"And what was his reply?" asked the preacher.

"Well, sir, God told me that he didn't have a clue what I should wear. He said 
he'd never been in this church."

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