|Too Close to Home|
|Written by Michael Fones|
|Friday, 14 December 2007 12:28|
Sometimes humor hits a little too close to home. Here's an example:
There were four country churches in a small Texas town. The Presbyterian Church, the Baptist Church, the Methodist Church and the Catholic Church. Each church was overrun with pesky squirrels.
One day, the Presbyterian Church called a meeting to decide what to do about the squirrels. After much prayer and consideration, they determined that the squirrels werre predestined to be there and they shouldn't interfere with God's divine will.
In the Baptist Church the squirrels had taken up habitation in the baptistery. The deacons met and decided to put a cover on the baptistery and drown the squirrels in it. The squirrels escaped somehow and there were twice as many there the next week.
The Methodist Church members got together and decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God's creation. So, they humanely trapped the squirrels and set them free a few miles outside of town. Three days later all the squirrels had returned.
But the Catholic Church came up with the best and most effective solution. They baptized the squirrels and registered them as members of the Church. Now they only see the squirrels at Christmas and Easter.
Hat tip: the always gorgeous Patricia Armstrong