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From: Cato (
Subject: The dying priest
Date: March 2, 2005 at 9:08 am PST

An old priest was dying. He sent a message for an IRS agent and his
lawyer to come to the Rectory. When they arrived, they were ushered up
to his bedroom. As they entered the room, the priest held out his
hands and motioned for them to sit on each side of the bed. The priest
grasped their hands, sighed contentedly, smiled and stared at the
ceiling. For a time, no one said anything. Both the IRS agent and
lawyer were touched and flattered that the old priest would ask them to
be with him during his final moment.

They were also puzzled because the priest had never given any indication that he particularly liked either one of them.

Finally, the Lawyer asked, "Father, why did you ask the two of us to

The old guy mustered up some strength, then said weakly, "Jesus died
between two thieves, and that's how I want to go, too."

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