Funny Joke Of The Day
A parish priest was being honored at a dinner on the 25th anniversary of his arrival in that parish.
A leading local politician, who was also a member of the congregation, was chosen to make the presentation and give a little speech at the dinner, but he was delayed in traffic, so the priest decided to say his own few words while they waited.
“You will understand,” he said, “that the seal of the confessional can never be broken. However, I can say that I got my first impressions of the parish from the first confession I heard here. I can only hint vaguely about this, but when I came here 25 years ago, I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place.
“The very first man who entered my confessional told me how he had stolen a television set, and then when he was stopped by the police, he had almost murdered the officer.”
There were murmurs in the audience. Everyone seemed surprised.
“Further, he told me he had stolen money from his parents, embezzled money from his place of business, had an affair with his boss’s wife, taken illegal drugs, and given STDs to his sister.”
The audience sat there in shocked silence. No one thought these things could happen in their small community.
“I was appalled. But as the days went on, I knew that my people were not all like that, and I knew that I had, indeed, come to a fine parish full of understanding and loving people.”
Just as the priest finished his talk, the politician arrived, apologizing profusely for being late. He immediately took the stage and began to give his speech.
“I’ll never forget the first day our parish priest arrived in this parish,” said the politician. “In fact, I had the honor of being the first one to go to him in confession!”
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