One Evil Brother Remained

There were two evil brothers that lived just west of Stratford. They were rich and used their money to hide their dastardly ways from the public eyes. They even attended a church in London and looked to be wonderful Christians.

Pastor Don, however, was not fooled.

In October last year, one of the brothers died. The other brother came to the church to meet with Pastor Don about funeral arrangements. He handed the pastor a big cheque, big enough to pay off the planned new addition that was under construction and way over budget.

“I have only one condition,” said the brother, “At his funeral, you must say my brother was a saint.”

Pastor Don thought about the request for a minute and then nodded in agreement, “OK.”

At the funeral, the pastor was unrestrained: “This was an evil man. He swindled his neigbours out of their money, cheated on his taxes, was a slum landlord and was even dishonest to his own wife and children!” The Pastor concluded with “But compared to his brother, he was a saint.”