Sunday, October 23, 2011

Always be 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
were chosen to make the presentation and to give a little speech at
the dinner.

However, he was delayed, so 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, was able to lie 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 gave VD to his
wife. 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 immediately
began to make the presentation and gave his talk: "I'll never forget
the first day our parish Priest arrived", said the politician. "In
fact, I had the honor of being the first person to go to him for

Moral: Never, Never, Never Be Late

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