The Parable of the Walled Garden

The Parable of the Walled Garden

PCN member Harry Houldsworth finds that the retelling of joke heard many years ago provides a interesting lesson about the nature of Scriptural truth.

About twenty-five years ago, there was an in-joke being told among senior members of the Anglican clergy in Nottingham. The joke was told to me by a friend who was training to enter the Ministry.

David died and went to heaven, where he was met by St Peter and given a guided tour. On the tour they passed a walled garden.  Being a builder, David stopped to admire the brickwork, but his attention was drawn to singing heard coming from within the garden.  St Peter nodded. “They are Charismatics.”  He paused, before whispering: “They think they are the only people here.”

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