An old catholic priest lies dying….

For all my Catholic friends and for those who aren’t….enjoy.                      *************************************************                                    Washington, D.C. an old priest lay dying in the hospital.  For years he had faithfully served the people of the 

nation’s capital. He motioned for his nurse to come near..

“Yes, Father?” said the nurse.

“I would really like to see President Obama

and Speaker Pelosi before I die”, whispered

the priest.

“I’ll see what I can do, Father”, replied the nurse.

The nurse sent the request to The President and 

 Congress and waited  for a response. Soon the 

word arrived; President Obama and Nancy Pelosi

would be delighted to visit the priest.

As they went to the hospital, Obama 

commented to Pelosi, “I don’t know why

the old priest wants to see us, but it will

 certainly help our images and might

even get me re-elected.   After all,


Pelosi agreed that it was a good thing.

When they arrived at the priest’s room, 

the priest took Obama’s  hand in his

right  hand and Pelosi’s hand in his

left hand. There  was silence and a

look of serenity on the old priest’s face.

Finally President Obama spoke.

“Father, of   all the people  you could

have chosen, why  did you choose us

to be with  you as you near  the end?”

The old priest slowly replied,

“I have always  tried to pattern my

life after our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”

“Amen”, said Obama.

“Amen”, said Pelosi.

The old priest continued,

“Jesus  died between two lying thieves; 

I would  like to do the same.”

Gordon Kuhn
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government” Thomas Jefferson