10 February, 2013

Chicken In Lent

Each Friday night after work, Jim would fire up his outdoor grill and cook chicken.

All of Jim's neighbors were Catholic, and since it was Lent, they refrained from eating meat on Friday. The delicious aroma from the grilled chicken wafted throughout the neighborhood causing so much frustration for the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their priest.

The Priest came to visit Jim and persuaded him to become a Catholic. After several classes and much study, Jim was baptized. As the priest sprinkled holy water over him, he said, "You were born a Protestant and raised a Protestant, but now you're a Catholic."

Jim's neighbors were relieved - until Friday night arrived, and the wonderful aroma of grilled chicken again filled the neighborhood. The Priest was called immediately by the neighbors.

He rushed over to Jim's place clutching a rosary and prepared to scold him. When he arrived he stopped dead in his tracks and watched in amazement. There stood Jim, clutching a small bottle of holy water which he carefully sprinkled over the grill, saying "You were born a chicken and raised a chicken, but now you're a salmon."
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