Friday, July 17, 2009

The Top Five? UPDATED


Last night after Revival, several of us hung out at the only place open after 9 o'clock in Talihina, and began an interesting conversation. One which bore all the hallmarks of 'One Upmanship', though this time, in a good way.

The topic was "God's greatest gifts to mankind".

First I want to tell you the makeup of the group:

Three married couples, a divorced father and his adult son, a single mother alone, two unmarried ladies, and one brand-new teenage young man.
Total, 12 people... got it?

Believe it or not, after everyone had a chance to express an opinion on the question, the top three best, 'God-given-gifts' were cemented, agreed upon by each of us, with #1 being unanimous throughout. There was majority consensus on a fourth-best gift from our Creator, but #5 was a free-for-all, with everyone ending up laughing in Christian fellowship at some of the gifts suggested, the reasons for, and chosen.

so, QUESTION FOR YOU:
WHAT ARE THE TOP FIVE GREATEST GIFTS FROM
OUR LOVING GOD TO ALL OF MANKIND,
in your humble opinion?

At the end of this weekend, and a big celebration tomorrow,
I will share what we came up with~!!

UPDATE ON OUR 12's "TOP FIVE GIFTS FROM GOD":

Our little group all agreed on Number 1: His Holy Son, Jesus Christ
and God's second greatest gifts to mankind is Woman.
Number three was agreed, to be "The United States of America".
Now numbers four and five was where we had so many laughs: for some of the answers ranged from "cocoa beans (Chocolate), coffee beans, or language or vision to fish, music, money and mirrors.

It was all in good natured, Christian fellowship, and yes, I lobbied hard for 'baseball'.

4 comments:

McGehee said...

Jesus said it was love. Everything I've seen leads me to agree.

ABNPOPPA said...

Mal,

This is ez! His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. That is God's greatest gift to mankind.

Pops,

It's a Happy Belated Birthday to your wonderful wife and to you for not forgetting !!!

Pops

ABNPOPPA said...

Mal,

From my 15 year old grandson, Michael, here are his 2 greatest gifts from God.

1. Jesus
2. Life

Michael, Pops grandson.

Pops

The Local Malcontent said...

The best part is, there are really no wrong answers to the Christian mind~!