Give us this day …

“Nescafé manages to arrange a meeting with the Pope at the Vatican. After receiving the papal blessing, the Nescafe official whispers, ‘Your Eminence, we have an offer for you. Nescafé is prepared to donate $100 million to the church if you change the Lord’s Prayer from Give us this day our daily bread to Give us this day our daily coffee.’

The Pope responds, ‘That’s impossible. The prayer is the word of the Lord. It must not be changed.’

Well,’ says the determined Nescafé man, ‘we anticipated your reluctance. I am authorized to increase our offer to $300 million.’

The Pope replies, ‘My son, it is impossible. For the prayer is the word of the Lord, and it must not be changed.’

Undeterred, the Nescafé guy says, ‘Your Holiness, we at Nescafé respect your adherence to the faith, so here’s our final offer. We will donate $500 million — that’s half a billion dollars — to the Catholic Church if you would only change the Lord’s Prayer from Give us this day our daily bread to Give us this day our daily coffee. Please consider it.’

With that, he leaves.

The next day the Pope convenes the College of Cardinals. ‘There is some good news,’ he announces, ‘and some bad news. The good news is that the Church will soon receive a $500 million windfall.’

‘And the bad news, your Holiness?’ asks a cardinal.

To which the Pope replies, ‘I’m afraid we’re losing the Wonder Bread account.’ ”

Shared by PAUL WRIGHT, CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE at http://prairiehome.org/jokes/?joke_cat=Religious

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