Tuesday, February 16, 2010

No risks

Mr. X went on a vacation to the Middle East with most of his family including his mother-in-law. During their vacation and while they were visiting Jerusalem, Mr. X’s mother-in-law died.

With the death certificate in hand, Mr. X went to the Indian Consulate Office to make arrangements to send the body back to Punjab, India for a proper funeral ceremony.

The Consul, after hearing of the death of the mother-in-law told Mr. X that the sending of a body back to India for cremation is very, very expensive. It could cost as much as fifty thousand rupees.

The Consul then advised Mr. X that in most cases the person responsible for the remains normally decides to cremate the body here. This would cost very less.

Mr. X thinks for some time and answers, "I don’t care how much it will cost to send the body back; that’s what I want to do."

The Consul, after hearing this, says "You must have loved your mother-in-law very much considering the difference in price."

"No, it’s not that," says Mr. X. "You see, I know of a case many years ago of a person that was buried here in Jerusalem. On the third day he arose from the dead! I just can’t take that chance.

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