One Sunday morning, during the sermon, the Pastor said, “If anyone with ‘special needs’ wants me to pray for them, please approach the altar.”
Albert Perera, a businessman and prominent member of the community, stood up and walked to the altar.
The Pastor asked, ” Mr Perera, what do you want me to pray for?”
Perera replied, “Reverend, I need you to pray for my hearing.”
The Pastor placed his right hand on top of Perera’s head and then inserted the middle finger of his left hand into his right ear. He began to pray fervently, and the congregation joined him with enthusiasm.
After a few minutes, the Pastor removed his hands, stood back, looked into Perera’s eyes and asked, “Mr Perera, how is your hearing now?”
Perera replied, “I don’t know yet, reverend. The Criminal Court has scheduled my hearing for next Thursday!”