Two men at prayer

Mack Stiles, businessman in Dubai, tells this story when sharing the gospel in a Muslim context:

Two men went to the mosque to pray. One was a rich man, the other a poor man. The rich man went through his libations and prayers as he did five times a day. As he was praying, he began to have a sexual fantasy about the young wife who lived next door to his home. But he finished his prayers and went home. The poor man stood off at a distance. He came so infrequently to the mosque, that he couldn’t remember the positions for prayer or his libations. But he looked up to heaven, beat his breast, and said, ‘Forgive me, O Lord, for I’m a sinner.’ Who went home justified? 

Editor’s note: “Mr. Stiles says that every Muslim he has asked this question to has answered, ‘The rich man.'”

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