Each Friday night after work, Jimmy would fire up his outdoor grill
And cook a venison steak. But all of Jimmy’s neighbors were
Catholic….and since it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating meat on Friday.
The delicious aroma from the grilled venison steaks was
causing such a problem for the Catholic faithful that they finally
talked to their priest. The Priest came to visit Jimmy and suggested
that he become a Catholic. After several classes and much study,
Jimmy attended Mass…..and as the priest sprinkled holy water over him, he said, “You were born a Baptist, and raised a Baptist, but now you are a Catholic.”
Jimmy’s neighbors were greatly relieved, until Friday
Night arrived, and the wonderful aroma of grilled venison again
filled the neighborhood. The Priest was called immediately by the
neighbors and as he rushed into Jimmy’s yard clutching a rosary preparing to scold him, he stopped and watched in amazement.
There stood Jimmy, clutching a small bottle of holy water which he
carefully sprinkled over the grilling meat and chanted: “You wuz
born a deer, you wuz raised a deer, but now you are a catfish.”