Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Humor - way to go!

That's the way to go

An old preacher was dying. He sent a message for his
IRS agent and his lawyer, both church members, to
come to his home. When they arrived, they were
ushered up to his bedroom. As they entered the room,
the preacher held out his hands and motioned for
them to sit on each side of the bed. The preacher
grasped their hands, sighed contentedly, smiled and
stared at the ceiling. For a time, no one said anything.
Both the IRS agent and the attorney were touched and
flattered that the old preacher would ask them to be
with him during his final moment.

They were also puzzled because the preacher had
never given any indication that he particularly liked
either one of them.

Finally, the lawyer asked, "Preacher, why did you ask
the two of us to come?"

The old preacher mustered up some strength, then
said weakly, "Jesus died between two thieves, and
that's how I want to go, too."