Here is some summer time humor. Imagine Fr. Bob and Fr. Matt having this conversation one day in the rectory.
The Pastor, speaking to the younger priest, said, “It was a good idea to replace the first
four rows of pews with plush bucket theater seats. It worked like a charm. The front
of the church always fills first now.
The young priest nodded, and the old priest continued, “And you told me a little more
beat to the music would bring young people back to the church, so I supported you
When you brought in that rock’n roll gospel choir. We are packed to the balcony!”
“Thank you, Father,” answered the young priest. “I am pleased that you are open to the new ideas of youth.”
“However,” said the elderly priest, “I’m afraid you’ve gone too far with the drive-thru confessional.”
“But, Father,” protested the young priest, “my confessions and the donations have nearly doubled since I began that!”
“I know, son, but that flashing neon sign, ‘Toot ‘n Tell or Go to Hell’” just can’t stay on the church roof.”
Bob Hawkins, AUGUST 6, 2006