Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Pastor's Ass

[A modern-day parable, sent along by Mimi. Author unknown.]

The Pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won.

The Pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the
race again and it won again.

The local paper read:
PASTOR'S ASS A WINNER

The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the Pastor not to enter the donkey in any more races.

The next day, the headline in the local paper read:
BISHOP SCRATCHES PASTOR’S ASS

This was too much for the Bishop so he ordered the Pastor to get rid of the donkey. He decided to give it to a Nun in a nearby convent.

The local paper, hearing of the news, posted the following headline the next day:
NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN

The Bishop fainted.

He informed the Nun that she would have to get rid of the donkey, so she sold it to a farmer for $10. The next day the paper read:
NUN SELLS ASS FOR $10

This was too much for the Bishop, so he ordered the Nun to buy back the donkey and turn it loose on the prairies.

The next day the headlines read:
NUN SAYS HER ASS IS NOW WILD AND FREE
The Bishop was buried the next day.

The moral is that being concerned about public opinion can bring you much grief and misery, so stop worrying about everyone else's ass. You'll be a lot happier, and might even live longer.

Have a nice day!

1 comment:

  1. This had me laughing. A very wise moral to this story!

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