Posted by: AJ the Irish Lass | June 18, 2007

Jack the Painter

There was a tradesman, a painter named Jack, who was very interested in
making a dollar where he could. So he often would thin down his paint to make it
go a wee bit further. As it happened, he got away with this for some time.
Eventually the local church decided to do a big restoration project. Jack put in
a painting bid and, because his price was so competitive, he got the job.
And so he started, erecting the trestles and putting up the planks, and buying
the paint and thinning it down with turpentine.
Jack was up on the scaffolding, painting away, the job nearly done, when
suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder. The sky opened and the rain
poured down, washing the thin paint from all over the church and knocking Jack
off the scaffold to land on the lawn.
Jack was no fool. He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty, so he fell
on his knees and cried, “Oh, God! Forgive me! What should I do?”
And from the thunder, a mighty Voice spoke, “Repaint! Repaint! And thin no

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