Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Young Priest

The elderly priest, speaking to the younger priest, said, ''You had a good idea to replace the first four pews with plush bucket theater seats.

It worked like a charm.

The front of the church always fills first now.''

The young priest nodded, and the old priest continued, ''And you told me adding a little more beat to the music would bring young people back to
church, so I supported you when you brought in that rock 'n roll gospel choir.

Now our services are consistently packed to the balcony.''

''Thank you, Father,'' answered the young priest.

''I am pleased that you are open to the new ideas of youth.''

''All of these ideas have been well and good,'' said the elderly priest, ''But I'm afraid you've gone too far with the drive-thru confessional.''

''But, Father,'' protested the young priest, ''my confessions and the donations have nearly doubled since I began that!''

''Yes,'' replied the elderly priest, ''and I appreciate that.

But the flashing neon sign, 'Toot 'n Tell or Go to Hell'cannot stay on the church roof!"

3 comments:

linda eller said...

lol love the sign on the roof!

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful! ;) I remember teaching a crochet class at a Catholic University. They frowned on my suggested class title: Happy Hookers. ;) I got a different group of people when I changed the title to Creative Crochet.

ChrisJ said...

Hmm! There's a hint of truth in that story. Remember, we're in California, the land of fruits and nuts!