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Preaching to the Bear

It is a bit long but the punch line is worth the read:

A Catholic Priest, a Baptist Preacher and a Rabbi would get together and someone made the comment that preaching to people isn’t really all that hard, a real challenge would be to preach to a bear.

They decided they would all go out into the woods, find a bear, preach to it, and attempt to convert it to their religion and later discuss their experiences.

Father Flannery, who had his arm in a sling, was on crutches, and had various bandages on his body and limbs, said, ‘I went into the woods and when I found the bear, I read him the Catechism. Well, that bear wanted nothing to do with me and began to slap me around. So I quickly grabbed my holy water, sprinkled him and, Holy Mary Mother of God, he became as gentle as a lamb. The Bishop is coming out next week to give him first communion and confirmation.’

Reverend Billy Bob was in a wheelchair, with one arm and both legs in casts, and an IV drip. He exclaimed, ‘Well brothers, you know that we Baptists don’t sprinkle! I wentand I found me a bear, then I began to read from God’s Holy Word! That bear wanted nothing to do with me. So I took hold of him and we began to wrestle until we came to a creek. So I quickly dunked him and baptized his hairy soul. Just like you said, he became as gentle as a lamb. We spent the rest of the day praising Jesus. . . Hallelujah!

The Priest and the Reverend both looked down at the Rabbi, who was lying in a hospital bed. He was in a body cast and traction with IVs and monitors running in and out of him. He was in really bad shape.

The Rabbi looked up and said: “Looking back on it. . . circumcision may not have been the best way to start.”

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