IJMC Young Pastors In France

                   IJMC - Young Pastors In France

Tonight's title has little to do with the point of the story, in fact, 
there is only one Pastor involved. I just like the sound of it...btw, if 
we have any graphics designers out there reading the IJMC, and especially 
ones who have at one point or another thought about what a logo for the 
IJMC would look like, and perhaps would be willing to throw one together, 
and then maybe even send me a copy in .EPS, .JPG, .TIF, or .GIF format, 
royalty free (I don't make a cent of profit on this venture...), to this 
address, within a few weeks, well, I'd thank that person heartily and put 
their picture up on the forthcoming updated IJMC web page...        -dave

 In France, the young assistant pastors do not live in the main rectory.
This is reserved for the Pastor and his housekeeper.

 One day the pastor invited his new young assistant pastor to have
dinner at the rectory. While being served, the young pastor noticed how
shapely and lovely the housekeeper was and down deep in his heart he
wondered if there was more between the pastor and the housekeeper.

 After the meal was over, the middle-aged pastor assured the young
priest that everything was purely professional...that she was the
housekeeper and cook and that was that.

 About a week later the housekeeper came to the pastor and said
"Father, ever since the new assistant came over for dinner I cannot
find the beautiful silver gravy ladle.  You don't suppose he took it,
do you?"

 The Pastor said, "Well, I doubt it but I'll write him a letter."  So
he sat down and wrote, "Dear Father, I'm not saying you did take the
gravy ladle and I'm not saying you did not take the gravy ladle. But
the fact remains that it has been missing since you were here for dinner."

 The young assistant received the letter, and he answered it as
follows: "Dear Father Pastor, I'm not saying that you sleep with the
housekeeper and I'm not saying that you do not sleep with the
housekeeper.  But I do know for sure if you slept in your own bed you
would find the gravy ladle."

IJMC February 1997 Archives