A police officer stopped a pastor for speeding at Free Area just outside Nax. The Pastor seeing trouble, yelled back: “I am a pastor to church not a thief” The officer replied: “Please, leave that pastor thing. Anyway, if you are indeed a pastor, then you must have a Bible in your car. Bring it.”
The Pastor speedily brought out his Bible to prove his honesty and to be freed.
“Please read Matthew 5:25-26 to me.” Said the police man. Incredulously, Pastor opened the
recommended text and it reads: “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to a judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. I tell you the truth; you will not get out until you have paid the last penny”
The perplexed man of God upon interpretation “QUIETLY” made an “offering” of a “few shillings” to his newly found “preacher”. The Officer collected his bribe and said to the pastor, “End of the matter. Go quickly in peace and never argue that policemen collect bribe. We only settle matters quickly and peacefully with all offenders instead of taking them to court to be thrown into prison. It’s part of our job.