A minister dies and is waiting
in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him is a guy who's dressed in
a loud shirt,
and jeans. Saint Peter addresses that guy, "Who are you, so that
I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?"
The guy replies, "I'm Joey Shasta, retired
pilot, of Pittsburg, PA."
Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and
says to the pilot, "Take
this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom." The pilot
goes into Heaven with his robe and staff.
Next it's the minister's turn. He stands erect
and booms out, "I
am Joseph Snow, pastor of Saint Mary's for the last 43 years."
Saint Peter consults his list. He says to the
minister, "Take this
cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom."
"Just a minute," says the minister. "That
man was a pilot and he gets a silken robe and golden staff. How can
"Up here, we work by results," says Saint Peter. "While
you preached, people slept; while he flew, people prayed."