The Power of Prayer
- Saturday, May 15, 2004
A math teacher and a pastor went to heaven the same day. St. Peter met them at the gate and welcomed them profusely. To the math teacher, he said, "Let me show you to your new home." They went to a large house with beautiful rooms, fine furniture and the latest electronic toys.
Then he took the pastor to his one room, a monastic cell. The pastor complained, "I don't understand! All my adult life I have served God and this is the thanks I get! What did the math teacher do to deserve such treatment?"
St. Peter replied, "Whenever you preached, some people in the congregation always went to sleep. Whenever the math teacher taught, everyone in his class would begin to pray."
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