One day, a man went to visit a church. He got there early, parked his car
and got out. Another car pulled up near the driver got out and said, 'I
always park there! You took my place!' The visitor went inside for Sunday
school, found an empty seat and sat down. A young lady from the church
approached him and stated, 'That's my seat! You took my place!' The
visitor was somewhat distressed by this rude welcome, but said nothing.
After Sunday school, the visitor went into the sanctuary and sat down.
Another member walked up to him and said, 'That's where I always sit! You
took my place!' The visitor was even more troubled by this treatment, but
still He said nothing. Later as the congregation was praying for Christ
to dwell among them, the visitor stood up, and his appearance began to
change. Horrible scars became visible on his hands and on his sandaled feet.
Someone from the congregation noticed him and called out, 'What happened to you?'
The visitor replied, as his hat became a crown of thorns, and a tear fell
from his eye, 'I took your place.'
copied from an email I received today