[Jokes] Late Arrival (fwd)

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Sun Jul 3 20:31:07 BST 2005

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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 little speech at the dinner. 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 stopped by the police, had almost murdered the officer. He had
stolen money from his parents, embezzled from his place of business, had an
affair with his boss's wife, taken illegal drugs, and gave VD to his sister.
I was appalled. But as the days went on I knew 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
give 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 one to go
to him in confession."


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