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There was a preacher whose wife was expecting a baby

so he went before the congregation and asked for a raise.

After much discussion, they passed a rule that

whenever the preacher's family expanded, so would his paycheck.

After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the Congregation

decided to hold another meeting to discuss the preacher's salary.

There was much yelling and bickering about how much the

clergyman's additional children were costing the church.

Finally, thePreacher got up and spoke to the crowd. "Children are a gift from God," he


Silence fell on the congregation. In the back pew, a little old

lady stood up and in herfrail voice said,

"Rain is also a gift from God,but when we get too

much of it, we wear rubbers."

And the congregation said, "Amen

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