The Elderly Priest Story


The elderly priest,speaking to the younger priest, said, "It was a good idea to replace the first four rows of pews with plush bucket theater seats.

It worked like a charm. The front of the church always fills first now."

The young priest nodded, and the old priest continued, "And you told me a little more beat to the music would bring young people back to the church, so I supported you when you brought in that rock 'n roll gospel choir. We are packed to the balcony!!"

"Thank you, Father," answered the young priest. "I am pleased that you are open to the new ideas of youth."

"However, said the elderly priest, "I'm afraid you've gone too far with the drive-thru confessional."

"But,Father," protested the young priest, "my confessions and the donations have nearly doubled since I began that!"

"I know, son, but that flashing neon sign, "Toot 'n Tell or Go to Hell," just can't stay on the church roof.