THE EFFECT OF OUR SURROUNDINGS I
‘ve heard several versions of the following story, but I am assured by close sources that this is an approximation of the version told by John R. Stott (who is not given to telling frivolous illustrative stories): It seems Mother Theresa died and went to heaven. When she arrived at the Pearly Gates she was greeted by St. Peter who was duly impressed by the advance reputation of the famous modern saint. He was more than solicitous in welcoming her and telling how much he had heard about her and her amazing ministry over the years. In fact, he said, “We were just wondering if you felt you had missed out on anything in particular during your stay on earth?” Because of her amazing record they were willing to give her two more weeks back on earth at any place she would name. She allowed that she had never been to Hawaii, and would kind of like to…
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