Hell on Earth
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 93 00:03:00 PDT
Subject: Hell on Earth
It was a beautiful spring Sunday morning in the parish and Father
O'Malley decided to skip the morning Mass to play a round of golf. All
the parishoners would be in church, no one would recognize him, so he
let the assistant pastor say the Mass, and headed for the golf course.
As he approached the first par 5 hole, St. Peter, watching from heaven,
spotted him and immediately pointed out his discretion to the Lord.
"Will you look at that, Lord! Father O'Malley's playing golf on a
The Lord looked down and confirmed St. Peter's sighting, and said,
"We'll just have to do something about this!"
St. Peter, expecting the cleric to be struck down by lightning or some
such punishment was astonished when the Lord waved his hand, and down
below, Father O'Malley hit a beautiful tee shot, straight to the green,
which rolled into the cup for a hole-in-one. He was even more shocked
when the scene was repeated on the next two holes.
"My Lord! You just let him shoot three consecutive holes-in-one! How
is that going to punish him?"
The Lord replied with a smile, "Who's he going to tell?"
[Source unknown -psl]
© 1993 Peter Langston