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A Laugh For Lent February 22, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke.
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Granny47 sent me a funny e-mail this morning which seems perfect to share on Ash Wednesday . . . the first of forty days of Lenten sacrifice.

At the outset, I must “confess” that I have never observed Lent.  The only thing I’ve ever given up for Lent is . . . self-imposed sacrifice.

WARNING:  If you have given up your sense of humor for Lent . . . please stop reading NOW.  And don’t come back until you’ve reactivated your funny bone chakra.

Ready . . . Set . . . a lesson on being punctual:

A priest was being honored at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish.  A leading local politician and member of the congregation was chosen to make the presentation and give a short speech at the dinner. Since the politician was delayed, the priest decided to say his own few words while they waited:

“I got my first impression of the parish from the first confession I heard here. I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first person who entered my confessional told me he had stolen a television set and, when questioned by the police, lied his way out of it.  He had stolen money from his parents, embezzled from his employer, had an affair with his boss’s wife, taken illegal drugs and given VD to his sister. I was appalled.  But as the days went on, I learned that my people were not all like that and I had, indeed, come to a fine parish full of good and loving people.”

Just as the priest finished his talk, the politician arrived full of apologies at being late.  He stepped up to the microphone and began to speak:

“I’ll never forget the first day our parish priest arrived. In fact, I had the honor of being the first person to go to him for confession.”

Moral of the story:  What happens in the confessional does NOT always stay in the confessional.

If you want to act and speak with impunity . . . head to Vegas.

Aah . . . that’s better!

For a post on the serenity of Lent:  These 40 Days (Maggie Madly Writing)