Sin No More
At a very poor chapel in the valleys of Wales they took up collections, baked cakes and washed cars for months to get enough money to buy paint for the chapel exterior which was bare and weather-beaten.
Finally they went to B&Q, bought the paint and all joined together one Saturday morning to complete the job.
When they were about half way through they realized that they were going to run out of paint before finishing. The chaplain said, “It’s a water-based paint, we’ll just thin it down with water.” They continued painting and thinning until the colour started losing its depth and by the time they finally finished the chapel was dark green at the top, light green in the middle and a very, very pale green (almost white) at the bottom, but it looked better than it had.
The chaplain and his flock were standing on a nearby hill admiring their work when a dark cloud appeared and the heavens opened. There was a deluge of rain which washed all of the newly applied paint off the chapel. The chaplain was in tears and the congregation was stunned at all the hard work they had done for nothing.
Just then, there was a huge lightning flash followed by a roll of thunder. Suddenly a loud voice from the heavens rang out, “REPAINT, REPAINT AND THIN NO MORE.”