Sunday, May 31, 2009

Better think twice.


Father Norton woke up Sunday morning and realizing it was an exceptionally beautiful and sunny early spring day, decided he just had to play golf.

So... he told the Associate Pastor that he was feeling sick and persuaded him to say Mass for him that day.

As soon as the Associate Pastor left the room, Father Norton headed out of town to a golf course about forty miles away.

This way he knew he wouldn't accidentally meet anyone he knew from his parish. Setting up on the first tee, he was alone. After all, it was Sunday morning and everyone else was in church!

At about this time, Saint Peter leaned over to the Lord while looking down from the heavens and exclaimed, "You're not going to let him get away with this, are you?"

The Lord sighed, and said, "No, I guess not."

Just then Father Norton hit the ball and it shot straight towards the pin, dropping just short of it, rolled up and fell into the hole.


St. Peter was astonished. He looked at the Lord and asked, "Why did you let him do that?"

The Lord smiled and replied, "Who's he going to tell?"


Martin Stickland said...

Nice one patty, another great joke. The sun is shining here today and the beach is packed, wish you and Abe were here we could have a BBQ and a beer!


Margaret Cloud said...

This is a good one Patty, because I have been caught, not golfing but going somewhere when I fringed sickness and got caught.

Renie Burghardt said...

The Lord always knows what he is doing! Haha.

Have a good evening,Patty.


Granny on the Web said...

Wonderful! Just justice, and very wise.
I wonder if he managed to keep it to himself, maybe just brag to one friend, and before you know it it is all over the parish, to the very ears of his stand-in. Good moral to the tale.
Love Granny

GrandmaKathleen said...

I wonder what went through the pastor's mind at that moment. Good story, love the punch line.

Twisted Fencepost said...

That made me giggle. And would be my luck!