Wednesday, September 20, 2006

a lightbulb joke for Catholics

During a Eucharistic Congress, a number of priests from different orders are
gathered in a church for Vespers. While they are praying, a fuse blows and
all the lights go out. The Benedictines continue praying from memory,
without missing a beat. The Jesuits begin to discuss whether the blown fuse
means they are dispensed from the obligation to pray Vespers. The
Franciscans compose a song of praise for God's gift of darkness. The
Dominicans revisit their ongoing debate on light as a signification of the
transmission of divine knowledge. The Carmelites fall into silence and slow,
steady breathing. The parish priest, who is hosting the others, goes to the
basement and replaces the fuse.

from one of Jonah Goldberg's readers

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