THE COWBOY AND THE BEAR
It seems a cowboy from Colorado skipped church one Sunday to go bear hunting in the mountains. As he turned the corner along the path, he and a bear collided.
The cowboy stumbled backwards, slipped off the trail and began tumbling down the mountain with the bear in hot pursuit. Finally the cowboy crashed into a boulder, sending his rifle in one direction and breaking both legs. As the bear closed in, the cowboy cried out in desperation, “Lord, I’m sorry for what I have done. Please forgive me and save me! Lord, please make that bear a Christian.” Suddenly, the cloudsparted and a beam of light shown down on the bear. The bear skidded to a halt at the cowboy’s feet, fell to its knees, clasped its paws together and said, “God, bless this food which I am about to receive.”