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Can You Bear It?

Bear Laughing_cropA Jewish  Rabbi and a Catholic Priest met at the town's  annual 4th of July picnic. Old friends, they began their usual banter.

"This baked ham is really delicious," the priest teased the rabbi.  "You really ought to try it. I know it's against  your religion, but I can't understand why such a  wonderful food should be forbidden! You don't  know what you're missing. You just haven't lived until you've tried Mrs. Hall's prized Virginia  Baked Ham. Tell me, Rabbi, when are you going to  break down and try it?"

The rabbi looked at the priest with a big grin, and said, "At your wedding."

An  elderly woman walked into the local country  church. The friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps.

"Where would you like to sit?" he asked  politely.

"The front row, please," she answered.

"You really don't want to do that," the usher said. "The pastor is really boring."

"Do you happen to know who I am?"  the woman inquired.

"No," he said.

"I'm the pastor's mother," she replied indignantly.

"Do you know who I am?" he asked.

"No,"  she said.

"Good," he answered   

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