The Chain Letter of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians


1. This epistle comes to you from Philippi. Grace be to you and peace.
Spiritual gifts will be delivered unto you within four days of receiving
this letter--providing you in turn send it on.

2. This is no joke. Send copies to whomsoever among the gentiles you
would comfort in all their tribulation. Do not send material things.
Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.

3. While visiting the Household of Stephanas, a Macedonian proconsul
received the epistle and was greeted by his brethren by a holy kiss. But
he broke the chain, and now he is become as sounding brass or a tinkling

4. Gaius bestowed all his goods to feed the poor, and gave his body to be
burned, but it profited him nothing. He failed to circulate the letter.
However, before his death, he received the unleavened bread of sincerity
and truth.

5. Do note the following: Crispius had the gift of prophecy, and
understood all mysteries, and all knowledge, and had all faith, so that he could
remove mountains. But he forgot that the epistle had to leave his hands within
96 hours, and now he is nothing.

6. In A.D. 37, the epistle was received by a young Galatian woman who put
it aside to copy and send out later. She was plagued by various problems:
thrice she was beaten with rods, once she was stoned, and thrice suffered
shipwreck. On the last day of these occasions, she spent a night and day
in the deep. Finally, she copied the letter. A trumpet sounded, and she
was raised incorruptible.

7. Remember: Believeth all things, hopeth all things. The chain never

                                                           St. Paul