Saturday, October 11, 2008


The old priest lay dying in the hospital. For years he had faithfully served the people of the nation's capital. He motioned for his nurse to come near.
"Yes, Father?" said the nurse. "I would really like to see John McCain and Barack Obama before I die." whispered the priest.
"I'll see what I can do, Father" replied the nurse.
The nurse sent the request to them and waited for a response. Soon the word arrived. McCain and Obama would be delighted to visit the priest. As they went to the hospital, Obama commented to McCain "I don't know why the old priest wants to see us, but it will certainly help our images." McCain couldn't help but agree.
When they arrived at the priest's room, the priest took McCain's hand in his right hand and Obama's hand in his left. There was silence and a look of serenity on the old priest's face.
Finally McCain spoke. "Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you as you near the end?" The old priest slowly replied "I have always tried to pattern my life after our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."
"Amen" said Obama.
"Amen" said McCain.
The old priest continued... "He died between two lying thieves. I would like to do the same."

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