Thursday, October 30, 2008

The White Lie...


Have you ever told a white lie? You are going to love this, especially all of the ladies who bake for church events:

Susie Jones was to bake a cake for the Church Ladies' Group in her town , but forgot to do it until the last minute. She remembered it the morning of the Bake sale and after rummaging through cabinets, found an angel food cake mix and quickly made it while drying her hair, dressing, and helping her son pack up for Scout camp.

When she took the cake from the oven, the center had dropped flat and the cake was horribly disfigured and she exclaimed, "Oh dear,there is not time to bake another cake!"

This cake was important to Susie because she did so want to fit
in at her new church, and in her new community of friends. So,
being inventive, she looked around the house for something to build up the center of The cake. She found it in the bathroom - a roll of toilet paper. She plunked it in and then covered it with icing. Not only did the finished product look beautiful, it looked perfect. And, before she left the house to drop the cake by the church and head for work, Susie woke her daughter and gave her some money and specific instructions to be at the bake sale the moment it opened at 9:30 and to buy the cake and bring it home.

When the daughter arrived at the sale, she found the attractive,
perfect cake had already been sold. Katie grabbed her cell phone and called her mom. Susie was horrified-she was beside herself! Everyone would know! What would they think? She would be ostracized, talked about, ridiculed!

All night, Susie lay awake in bed thinking about people pointing fingers at her and talking about her behind her back.

The next day, Susie promised herself she would try not to think
about the cake and would attend the fancy luncheon/bridal shower at the home of a fellow church member and try to have a good time. She did not really want to attend because the hostess was a snob who more than once had looked down her nose at the fact that Susie was a single parent and not from the Founding families of their town , but having already RSVP'd , she couldn't think of a believable excuse to stay home.

The meal was elegant, the company was definitely upper crust old South and to Susie 's horror, the cake in question was presented for dessert!

Susie felt the blood drain from her body when she saw the cake!
She started out of her chair to tell the hostess all about it, but before she could get to her feet, the Mayor's wife said, "what a
beautiful cake!"

Susie still stunned, sat back in her chair when she heard the hostess
(who was a prominent church member) say, "Thank you, I baked it myself."

Susie smiled and thought to herself, "_God is good."_


Beverlydru said...

This is a priceless parable for "your sins will find you"! (Which I don't think is a scripture as much as something people say. Correct me if I'm wrong, please)
I laughed at loud at the story.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Guess what. I'm getting ready to make the gooey bars!

mandy said...

I'm sitting in Panera Bread, catching up on blogs. and LAUGHING OUT LOUD at this story! wow!!

Beverlydru said...

PS That "expression" I referred to is indeed a scripture. Numbers 32:23 says," will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out."

lmerie said...

LOL, oh that is priceless!