[CS-FSLUG] Billy Graham's Suit

Fred A. Miller fmiller at lightlink.com
Tue Feb 2 19:36:41 CST 2010

    *Billy Graham's Suit* 


Something heartwarming - nice to see this kind of mail! 


Billy Graham is now 90 years old with Parkinson's disease.  In January
2000, leaders in Charlotte , North Carolina, invited their favorite son,
Billy Graham, to a luncheon in his honor.

Billy initially hesitated to accept the invitation because he struggles
with Parkinson's disease. But the Charlotte leaders said, 'We don't
expect a major address. Just come and let us honor you.' So he agreed. 

After wonderful things were said about him, Dr. Graham stepped to the
rostrum, looked at the crowd, and said, 'I'm reminded today of Albert
Einstein, the great physicist who  this month has been honored by Time
magazine as the  Man of the Century. Einstein was once traveling from
Princeton on a train when the conductor came down the  aisle, punching
the tickets of every passenger. When he  came to Einstein, Einstein
reached in his vest pocket. He  couldn't find his ticket, so he reached
in his trouser pockets.  It wasn't there, so he looked in his briefcase
but couldn't find it. Then he looked in the seat beside him. He still
couldn't find it.  

The conductor said, 'Dr. Einstein, I know who you are. We all know who
you are. I'm sure you bought a ticket. Don't worry about it.'  

Einstein nodded appreciatively. The conductor continued down the aisle
punching tickets. As he was ready to move to the next car, he turned
around and saw the great physicist down on his hands and knees looking
under his seat for his ticket. 

The conductor rushed back and said, 'Dr. Einstein, 
Dr. Einstein, don't worry, I know who you are No problem.  You don't
need a ticket.  I'm sure you bought one.'  Einstein looked at him and
said, 'Young man, I too, know who I am.  What I don't know is where I'm

Having said that Billy Graham continued, 'See the suit I'm wearing? It's
a brand new suit. My children, and my grandchildren are telling me I've
gotten a little slovenly in my old age. I used to be a bit more
fastidious. So I went out and bought a new suit for this luncheon and
one more occasion. 

You know what that occasion is? This is the suit in which  I'll be
buried. But when you hear I'm dead, I don't want you to immediately
remember the suit I'm wearing. I want you to remember this: 

I not only know who I am .. I also know where I'm going.'  *    *    

 "Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."

This all leads to my belief that I've been wrongly defining 
liberalism for years. I think a new definition of the liberal 
is in order: A liberal is someone who only wants to be free 
from the consequences of freedom. -Mike Adams

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