I Outlived Them

a rat with malice in his heart to none

The preacher gave a sermon on love and forgiveness. At the end he asked if anyone in the congre­gation could truthfully say that he held no malice in his heart towards any man. An elderly parishioner rose slowly to his feet. The preacher, beaming, asked how he had done it. The old man replied:

“I outlived the sons of bitches!”