Friday 13 July 2012
Missing Bob already...Friday sermon
A priest dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him is man who is dressed in chino's, a club jacket and a Chelsea scarf.
Saint Peter addresses this gentleman, "Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?"
The guy replies, "I'm Bob Diamond, famed Banker."
Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the man, "Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
The Banker goes into Heaven with his robe and staff, and it's the priest's turn. He stands erect and booms out, "I am Joseph Snow, pastor of Saint Mary's for the last forty-three years."
Saint Peter consults his list. He says to the priest, "Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."
"Just a minute," says the priest. "That man was a Banker-- he gets a silken robe and golden staff but I, a minister, only get a cotton robe and wooden staff? How can this be?"
"Up here, we work by results too," says Saint Peter. "While you preached, people slept; his clients, they prayed."