There was a preacher who was an avid golfer. Every chance he’d get, he could be found on the golf course swinging away. It was an obsession. One Sunday was a picture-perfect day for golfing. The sun was out, no clouds were in the sky and the temperature was just right.
The preacher was in a quandary as to what to do, and shortly the urge to play golf overcame him. He called an assistant to tell him that he was not feeling well and that he could not make it to church that day. Instead, the preacher packed the car up and drove three hours to a golf course where no one would recognize him.
Happily, he began to play the course.
An angel up above was watching the preacher. He went to God and said, “Look at the preacher. Should we teach him a lesson?”
God nodded in agreement. The preacher teed up on the first hole. He swung at the ball and it sailed effortlessly through the air and landed right in the cup, 350 yards away. An unbelievable hole-in-one. He was amazed and excited.
The angel was a little shocked. He turned to God and said, “Begging Your pardon, but I thought you were going to teach him a lesson?”
“Think about it — who can he tell?”