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Hope for sinners

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An SVD missionary in one of the Pacific Islands related how surprised he was one day to be visited in his parish by a woman carrying a handful of sand. “Do you know what this is?” she asked. “It looks like sand,” replied the missionary. “What does this all mean?”

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I know of a priest whose weakness was drinking. He developed peptic ulcer; it became so bad that the ulcerous portion of his stomach was removed surgically. Unfortunately that didn’t deter him from drinking.

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Many of our older generation might still remember the Hollywood “sex goddess” Marylene Monroe of the 1950s? Monroe had everything – beauty, fame, money – but despite all this, deep down she was unhappy and her life empty. One morning she was found dead in her room. She had committed suicide by taking an overdose of sleeping pills.

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Whereupon, an attractive, shapely lady passes by. Ogling at her, the father says, “Son, I correct myself. Make that 80 years old!”

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Don’t worry

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A man was worrying too much over his problems, sleepless at night. Upon the advice of a friend, he tried the old remedy of counting sheep while getting some sleep.

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Salt & light

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Carla is gifted with good looks. When she studied in a Catholic school, she used to be a beauty queen dreaming to be a Miss Universe someday.

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