Father John delivers Communion to Joe and Dot’s house on Saturdays since it is becoming too difficult for them to go to church on a regular basis. Now that my schedule has changed, and I no longer work on the weekends, Dot enjoys keeping me in the loop about anything funny that happens during Saturday Communion.
This week, Dot met me at the door because she was so excited to tell me about Father’s latest visit.
Dot: “You’re never going to believe what happened to Father!”
Me: “Oh no…what is it this time?”
Dot: “Well, he got out of his car and started walking toward the house, and a nut fell from the tree and hit him right on the top of his head!”
I cracked up laughing because I could just picture the whole scene taking place.
Dot continued: “It just about scared him half to death because he didn’t know what it was that hit him at first. He thought that some kids were throwing rocks at him, so he held his Bible above his head and started running!”
Dot and I both just about fell out of our chairs laughing at that point.
Joe walked into the kitchen, grinning: “What are you ladies laughing about?”
Me: “Dot just told me about the acorn hitting Father on the top of his head!”
Joe laughed: “I don’t remember hearing about that?”
Dot: “Yeah, it happened this Saturday. Father was scared because he thought that someone was throwing rocks at him.”
Joe did a deep belly laugh: “So the nut clocked him right on the top of his head?! What are the chances of something like that happening?”
Me: “Well it’s never happened to me.”
Dot: “Me either.”
Joe: “Well he’ll probably never come back here again!”
Dot: “Of course he’ll come back, Joe! It was only a little old acorn that hit him.”
Joe: “Yeah, but he might have thought it was the Devil!”
Dot: “Oh Joe, he doesn’t think it was the devil.”
Joe: “How do you know? Priests only think about 2 things: God and the Devil. So if he doesn’t think that God threw the nut at his head, then who does that leave…?”
We all cracked up.
Me: “That’s a good point, Joe.”
Joe laughed: “Well, if nothing else it will help him to remember to put on his hat before he leaves his house in the morning!”
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Good thing he had his prayer book.
A good priest would never leave the house without his prayer book 🙂