Making God laugh out loud

“God made us for joy. God is joy, and the joy of living reflects the original joy that God felt in creating us” Blessed John Paul II

The day before my ordination last summer I was giving my four-year-old nephew a lift in the car.

I wanted to test him, so I said: “Tristan, what’s happening tomorrow?” He said: “Uncle Frankie, you’re being ordained.”

I was surprised. I thought: four years old and he knows terminology like that. This kid’s a genius.

Then I said: “And Tristan what happens when I am ordained?” He said: “You become a priest.”

I thought: that’s two out of two. I need to go for the third and final question, so I said: “And Tristan, what do priests do?” And he said: “They wear dresses!”

I’ve put the cause for his canonisation on hold, but it certainly made me laugh out loud! Continue reading.

Frankie Mulgrew is a priest for the Salford Diocese, England. He has been a professional comedian, and  recently edited a book, Does God LOL?, published by Darton, Longman and Todd. 

Source: Catholic Herald

Image: Author’s own

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