The Minister and the Taxi Driver

 

 


A minister dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him
is a guy who's dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, this
and jeans. Saint Peter addresses guy, "Who are you, so that I may know
whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?"  The guy
replies, "I'm Joe Cohen, taxi-driver, of Noo Yawk City."

Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the taxi-driver, "Take
this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."

The taxi-driver goes into Heaven with his robe and staff, and it's the
minister's turn. He stands erect and booms out, "I am Joseph Snow, pastor
of Saint Mary's for the last forty-three years."

Saint Peter consults his list. He says to the minister, "Take this cotton
robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven."

"Just a minute," says the minister. "That man was a taxi-driver and he
gets a silken robe and golden staff. How can this be?"

"Up here, we work by results," says Saint Peter."While you preached,
people slept; while he drove, people prayed."