Thursday, May 8, 2008


An old parish priest became unhappy with the things he was hearing during confessions. After his sermon one Sunday morning he said to his congregation, “’m tired of hearing people tell me in confession that they have cheated. For thirty years, people have been saying to me “I have cheated with Miriam…or I have cheated with Marianne…or I have cheated with Marlene”. I am sick and tired of hearing this word. From now on, when you come into my confessional, you will say, “I have fallen with Miriam, or with Marianne, or with Marlene. “No more the word CHEAT. It will be FALL!”
About a year later, the old priest retired and was replaced by a younger man. No one remembered to tell the new priest about the change of words in the confessional. After hearing his first round of Saturday confessions, the young priest went to the mayor of the town and said to him, “Mr. Mayor, you must do something the deplorable condition or the streets and sidewalks in this town. Everybody is telling they are falling al over the place.”
The immediately understood the problem, and laughed. The priest was puzzled, and said, “Mr. Mayor, you shouldn’t be laughing! Your wife told me that just last week she fell three times.”

I hope I gave you a nice laugh. J J

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