Any Sacramental Wine anyone?
Peter and Paul were about to graduate seminary together
Best friends Peter and Paul were about to graduate seminary together. While Peter was very smart, Paul had a difficult time with schoolwork, so Peter would let him copy his homework to make sure he could pass his classes.
As the time approached for their interview with the bishop, Paul was very nervous. "What if I don’t know how to answer him?" he asked his friend.
"Don’t worry," Peter replied, "our interviews are the same day, and he’ll ask us the same questions. I’ll go first, just stand with your ear to the keyhole and listen to what I say. When it’s your turn, just repeat my answers, and you’ll be fine!"
The day arrived, and Peter went into the bishop’s office first. After some initial small talk, the bishop said "Look, Peter, I just have one question to ask you. Let’s say you are performing the act of communion, and while you are holding the chalice, a fly lands in the sacramental wine. What do you do?"
"Well, Father," Peter responded, "I would carefully remove him, squeeze off any excess liquid, take him outside, and ceremonially burn him."
"That’s an excellent answer," said the bishop, "you are clearly a great priest!"
"Not yet, Father," Peter replied, "but someday, under your guidance and direction, I will be."
After Peter had completed his interview, it was Paul’s turn. The bishop engaged in small talk, then got to the point.
"Paul," he said, "I just have one question for you. You are performing the rite of baptism, and the baby boy slips from your hands into the baptismal font. What do you do?"
"Well, Father," Paul responded, "I would carefully remove him, squeeze off any excess liquid, take him outside, and ceremonially burn him."
Horrified, the bishop exclaimed, "That’s terrible! You aren’t a priest, you’re an imbecile!"
"Not yet, Father," Paul replied, "but someday, under your guidance and direction, I will be."
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