miercuri, 5 august 2009

The Penalties of Being Late

A priest was being honoured 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 to enter 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' wife, taken illegal drugs.

I was appalled. But as the days went on I knew that my people
were not at 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 honour of being the first one to go to him in
confession."

Moral of the story: If you're going to be late, find out what
you missed before you do anything else.

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