The Church Funeral
A new Pastor in a small town spent the first week making personal visits to each of the members, urging them to come to church the next Sunday.
The following Sunday the Church was all but empty. Accordingly, the Pastor placed a notice in the local newspapers, stating that, because the Church was dead, it was everyone's duty to give it a decent burial. The funeral would be held the following Monday afternoon, the notice said.
Morbidly curious, a large crowd turned out for the "funeral." In front of the Church near the altar , they saw a closed coffin, smothered in flowers.
After the Pastor delivered the eulogy, he opened the coffin and invited his members to come forward and pay their final respects to their dead Church.
Filled with curiosity as to what would represent the corpse of a "dead church," all the members eagerly lined up to look in the coffin. Each "mourner" peeped into the coffin then quickly turned away with a guilty, sheepish look.
In the coffin, tilted at the correct angle, was a large mirror.
Attend and support the church of your choice!
Remember the cross proves Christianity, the empty church denies it!